The magic of money; translated from the German by Paul Erskine [Hjalmar Schacht] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hjalmar Schacht. Oldbourne, – Bibliographic information. QR code for The Magic of money. Title, The Magic of money. Author, Hjalmar Schacht. Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht (22 January – 3 June ) was a German economist, banker, centre-right politician, and co-founder in of the German Democratic Party. He served as the Currency Commissioner and President of the Reichsbank . Schacht, in his book The Magic of Money (), wrote that Montagu.

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Contracts must be honoured. In the Wiemar period he was a hyper conservative banker appointed monetary commissioner for his typical old style banker stoicism. He was a fierce critic of his country’s post- World War I reparation obligations. A third problem arose out of the fact that after the First World War Germany had borrowed 20 milliards of Marks in loans raised abroad, intending to use the momey money to bring its economy wchacht to a viable condition.

Gracie Linn marked it as to-read Dec 10, Availability of capital deposits, or sdhacht, is of the greatest importance for the banking system. Serfdom and socage service had never existed there. The borrower obtained durable goods for his money, but the lender only received worthless paper Marks.

Hjwlmar who does not obey this maxim is in danger of tying himself up in all the many ways of earning and spending money. But at this point there were many diplomatic to-ings and fro-ings, in which the energetic opposition of the French President, Poincare, and also of the Belgian military lobby, was brought to bear on the Belgian government.

The Magic of Money

Their liabilities are expressed in the same currency as their assets. My logic would surely have had some influence on them.

Here the magic of money actually becomes tangible. The invention of money was the pre-condition for the develop- ment of the modern national economy. Schacht also found an schact solution to the problem of the government deficit by using mefo bills. Markets contracted and deprived many countries in- cluding Germany of their export opportunities.


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Yet per- haps it is possible to discern a few things in the history of the war and inter-war years which lead away from theories and into practice. Within five years the German Reichsmark had sunk to one fivehundred- millionth of its value.

Remains discovered in Berlin in and conclusively identified in ; confirmed to have committed suicide on 2 May 2 Committed suicide on 15 October before sentence could be carried out 3 Found unfit to stand trial 4 Committed suicide on 25 October Shortly after seeing the Niagara Falls, I was concerned with a project for the utilisation of the much more impressive Victoria Falls in southern Africa, and 28 years after visiting Teddy I sat schadht his nephew Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as representative of the German government.

I’ suggested that this Jewish property should be administered by an international trust committee, and that on the basis of the security of this property at its valuation of 6 billion, a dollar loan amounting to some i-J billion Reichsmark should be raised. He scahcht curator of the University of Kiel. The result was a lively protest by the publishers addressed to my management.

Werner von Blomberg Wilhelm Keitel. They bought their political freedom with substantial amounts of foreign exchange.

This rate was chosen essentially mzgic accounting reasons. But the fact that it deals with an interesting chapter in economic history is not the only justification for this book.

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I soon came to realise that I would never comprehend the meaning and essence of the banking business unless I learned to master its working tools.

When, on one of my first days, I stood in the crush in front of the enclosures, I suddenly felt a slight tickling on the back of my neck. No castles had ever been built between the mouths of the Elbe and the Eider. How could a Germany bereft of capital and cut off from foreign currencies once again obtain the raw materials required for the resurgence of its industries?

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It is true that this is a minimum requirement of every family, yet many individuals place great value on performing some service in the spiritual, intellectual or social sphere, irrespective of whether or not they are rewarded. In the course of a conversation, he mentioned the possibility that – provided Germany exchanged echacht Mark notes – Belgium might be prepared to restore to Germany the territory of Eupen-Malmedy, insofar as it was German speaking.

Anyone unable to find any durable material goods to buy spent all his money as mafic as possible on all kinds of things giving immediate pleasure. This ensured that the deficit would not get any worse, while allowing the German government to deal with the gap which had already developed. In the last days of the war, he was one of the special and clan prisoners [a] who were transported by the SS from Dachau into the “Alpine Fortress” to Niederdorf in South Tyrol, where they were freed on 30 April It seemed to me that I would most probably find the right opening in a large bank.

Thus from the very beginning of the modem banking system a close network of relationships and friendships between many private firms was essential. Such use did not create the means to pay interest on and repay the loan.

The negotiations with the management of the bank preceding my engagement took an amusing course. In his youth my grandfather, then an assistant in a phar- macy inWeselburen, had been friendly with Friedrich Hebbel, who was then secretary to the head of the local board. Undertakings requiring working capital or capital for investment, issued bonds repayable not in money but in anthracite.