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Robert Pringle is founder and chairman of Central Banking Publications, a financial publisher specialising in public policy and financial markets. Central Banking journal, which he has edited for 20 years, has subscribers in 120 countries including the great majority of the world’s central banks.

Recent Posts by robert

Why Bitcoin is Money-in-waiting

Bitcoin shows that a would-be form of money can still arise through private initiative (as argued more fully in my book, The Power of Money).   Before the 2008 financial crisis, few economists would have believed this was possible. True,  numerous local currencies, community currencies and so forth existed. But these used the prevailing national money as…
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The New Power of Money

The Power of Money; How Ideas about Money Shaped the Modern World   Forrest Capie, Professor Emeritus of Economic History, Cass Business School and author of the modern History of the Bank of England writes: “Robert Pringle has written a book on money that is different from any other.” He “draws on a long life…
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Review of Hostile Money

A review by Robert Pringle “The purposes of money are constant, the way it operates varies hugely” says Paul Wilson at the outset  – and few authors have illustrated this as interestingly as he does. Impressively erudite, he never lets his command of detail hold up the story, so that the reader is swept up…
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My Volcker anecdotes

Of all my memories of Paul Volcker – I first met him in the early  1970s when we was UnderSecretary for Monetary Affairs at the US Treasury and I was editing The Banker – four are particularly persistent:   1. A remarkable passage in the introduction to a book I co-authored with the late Marjorie Deane….
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How Ideas about Money Shaped the Modern World

Hi there everybody Sorry to have been absent for so long. Actually I haven’t been bone idle. At least, not all the time, though I did manage to stow away on a couple of long cruises.  But even then, surfing the ocean waves in my 40,000 ton dinghy, I’ve been thinking about that funny old…
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