been the sole cause. . . . there has never been any dispute about the fact or the cause of it. ... It is . . . the abundance of gold and silver that causes, in part, the dearness of things.' Bodin is the spiritual ... I48/THE POWER OF GOLD.
Author: Peter L. Bernstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind.
Thus, the power of gold is the power to compel honest transactions amongst all people, be it private industry and citizens or the governments that are morally their servants and never their masters. The fact that the world has survived ...
Author: Francis SPILSBURY (Chemist.)Publish On: 1785
Formerly Kings of Albion delighted to act the phyfician's part , and invested the unhappy mortal , afflicted with the EVIL , with a piece of gold ; Heaven fanctified the deed : Now a minifter urges his Majefty to levy on his own ...
They also succumbed to poor food and clothing, and being completely neglected in the mad drive for ever more gold from the mines. They were forced to work in atrocious conditions normally almost naked, with little food and no shelters ...
Author: Vincent Havelund
The story is about life in the past pre 20th century, the present up until 2,010 and the future up to 2,200. Its about a dream of world unity where life is acceptable to all races and religions. The nightmares of the past and present where the world is so full of the disadvantaged is viualised as a one of the future where all mankind are truly equal and there is religius harmony. Sounds like an impossible dream, but who knows what the future may bring.
They often make pagos a la tierra to a mine so that it will yield gold and protect them from harm, but this rarely works. They suffer the health consequences of mining and are punished by wak'as for polluting them, and they fail to ...
Author: Evan Berry
Publisher: Indiana University Press
How does our faith affect how we think about and respond to climate change? Climate Politics and the Power of Religion is an edited collection that explores the diverse ways that religion shapes climate politics at the local, national, and international levels. Drawing on case studies from across the globe, it stands at the intersection of religious studies, environment policy, and global politics. From small island nations confronting sea-level rise and intensifying tropical storms to high-elevation communities in the Andes and Himalayas wrestling with accelerating glacial melt, there is tremendous variation in the ways that societies draw on religion to understand and contend with climate change. Climate Politics and the Power of Religion offers 10 timely case studies that demonstrate how different communities render climate change within their own moral vocabularies and how such moral claims find purchase in activism and public debates about climate policy. Whether it be Hindutva policymakers in India, curanderos in Peru, or working-class people's concerns about the transgressions of petroleum extraction in Trinidad—religion affects how they all are making sense of and responding to this escalating global catastrophe.
The two surviving New Year's gift rolls for 1627 and 1638 follow established tradition.126 The earls, bishops, and barons produce fixed sums of gold, and are rewarded with silver gilt. The sum of £1921 was paid into the privy purse in ...
Author: Felicity Heal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This study considers the nature of gift-giving in early-modern England - looking at what gifts were, how they were offered and received, and what did they mean politically under the different monarchs of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The response of the authorities in 1816 and 1817, therefore, was to prepare for the resumption of gold payments at the old parity, and in May of 1819, Parliament passed legislation to restore gold payments within two years (Viner 1965 ...
Author: Fred Block
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Business & Economics
What is it about free-market ideas that gives them staying power in the face of such failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and financial crises? The Power of Market Fundamentalism extends economist Karl Polanyi's work to explain why these dangerous utopian ideas have become the dominant economic ideology of our time.
Author: Benjamin Smith (Wesleyan minister.)Publish On: 1863
The covering of gold which overspreads the base metal , may give currency to the counterfeit sovereign , although the amount of gold is so exceedingly small as to impart very little value to the imposition . Those who advocate , as the ...
The power of gold when vast sums are amassed by a single individual , who owns more property than five counties of Massachu- setts , is certainly dangerous , and of an evil tendency . But yet as the individual is transient , it is not ...
In 1933 the Congress gave the President power to devalue the gold dollar by 50 percent . He took out of it only 40 percent of the gold . That meant that the President had the power to increase the value of the gold ounce from $ 20.67 to ...