Reviews about the Dawn of Gold by Philip Barton:
I really got the whole story; what a lot of work and so well written.
I finished the book… and enjoyed it a lot. I think you could have called the book “Beyond Menger”! Menger stuck to the commercial, market aspect of money and ignored the long history and prehistory that led to the value of Gold before the commercial aspects even existed.
Man your book is good. I’m nearly finished! It is awesome, wonderful and amazing.
I finally had a quiet day so ran a deep bath and spent an hour with the dawn of gold. It’s brilliant. A total page turner and an absolutely fantastic book.
Your book allows the reader to reach a new vision about money.
I am working my way through your book, and I must congratulate you on having produced a valuable book, indeed! Will continue reading your opus, and will recommend to all who will listen, beginning with my own family.
Dick Seegers – Edelmetaal (The Netherlands)
I was stunned… after reading the first 100 pages, I still had no idea what you would be coming up with in the last part.
Russia has, according to their Finance Ministry website, completed the divestment of all their US$s. This chart shows their current holdings.Twice as much wealth stored in Euros as in Gold displays a casual disregard for prudent wealth management. No one could imagine that the Eurozone is a robust aggregate of committed nation states. It is a loose federation held together in the present by the decaying glue of past promises of future glory.
It is not hard to figure out what will happen to the value of the Euro when the Eurozone collapses. It is also not hard to figure out that the US$ will be the last currency to fail, not the first.
Because these things are not hard to figure out, I am deeply suspicious of the above chart. Why would Russia do that? The most likely answer is that they would not, and that they have not.