The Fiat Standard tells the story of money, debt slavery, and human civilization from an unconventional perspective. The book shines a light on the benefits of hard currencies and free markets, offering a unique solution to society’s most pressing problems. With engaging prose and compelling arguments, Saifedean Ammous makes a convincing case for adoption of the fiat standard as humanity’s best hope for prosperity in the future.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone interested in money, finance and human civilization. It provides a unique perspective on these topics and offers a solution to society’s most pressing problems.
- The book is well written and easy to read
- It makes a strong case for the benefits of fiat currency and free markets
- It provides a unique solution to society’s most pressing problems
- 1) It is dense and academic, making it difficult to read for the average person.
- 2) The arguments presented in favor of fiat currency are not universally accepted.
- 3) It does not provide a perfect solution to all of society’s problems.
Learn more about the author
Saifedean Ammous is an economist and bitcoin advocate. He lectures at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon.
“The Fiat Standard is an excellent book on the history of money and its role in human civilization. Saifedean Ammous makes a strong case for adoption of the fiat standard as our best hope for future prosperity. This is a must-read for anyone interested in economics, finance, or monetary policy.”
“Ammous has done an amazing job here. This is a book that should be read by anyone with even the slightest interest in money and economics.”
“The Fiat Standard is an important and insightful book on money, debt slavery, and human civilization. Saifedean Ammous provides a clear and compelling argument for adoption of the fiat standard as our best hope for prosperity in the future.”
“Ammous has penned a work of monetary scholarship that is also eminently readable. This book should be on the reading list not only of economists, but also political scientists and laypeople alike who are interested in how money works.”