I made this page to accompany my video on this subject, “Is Ron Paul Wrong on Money and the Constitution?”:
A very important authority on the issue of the federal government’s powers over money under the Constitution is Edwin Vieira. His gigantic two-volume work Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution is as thorough a study of the question as is likely ever to be written. Unfortunately, although I had a chance to read it when I was working on Who Killed the Constitution?, it is very difficult to find.
To rectify this, at least in part, I link you to Michael Rozeff’s book-length exposition of the thrust of Vieira’s argument, The U.S. Constitution and Money: Corruption and Decline. Rozeff, who is now retired, was a finance professor at the University of Buffalo.
Finally, I recommend Scott Trask’s article “Did the Framers Favor Hard Money?”
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