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The Money Game by Adam Smith

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20. IF ALL THE HALF DOLLARS HAVE DISAPPEARED, IS SOMETHING SINISTER GAINING ON US?

Very articulate and intelligent fellow, the Gnome of Zurich. I keep up with him from time to time. Since the conversation with the Gnome which you have just read, there have been a couple of developments. The nations of the world have gotten together and drawn up a blueprint for a kind of international currency through the International Monetary Fund. If all the congresses and parliaments ratify it, there will be special drawing rights for each country, in proportion to the deposits each country has made in this quasi-international bank. It is encouraging to see nations acting together, because together they are bigger than the speculators, or the businessmen hedging ...

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