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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The peace-time exchange rate had been 4. Even if at that time there was no suggestion of such a thing, the desire of many Jews to leave Germany was understandable.

Hjalmar Schacht

From here on no one could pull the wool over my eyes, and I knew how and where money and credit problems had to be tackled. As a result of the Napoleonic wars and the English military and economic blockade, the Danish economy was brought nearly to a standstill, with its monetary system totally in ruins.

But, however deserving the name Max Planck, it is nonetheless regrettable that the society, which owes its founding and much else to Kaiser Wilhelm, should have turned its back on its origins and traditions. His deposition is the more remarkable because he was not asked by me to testify in my favour, but was called by my accusers to give evidence against me.

In the course of a conversation, he mentioned the possibility that – provided Germany exchanged the Mark notes – Belgium might be prepared to restore to Germany the territory of Eupen-Malmedy, insofar as it was German speaking.


I, for my part, will renounce my salary. The resulting economic crisis would then compel us to begin again at the hjalkar. In a whole series of plans aimed at restoring stable money were published, and publicly discussed. Gracie Linn marked it as to-read Dec 10, The speculators made considerable losses.

They worked in league with the local Germany colony, whose President, Juan Yarur, one of the wealthiest industrialists in Chile, was to have engaged the doctor as “financial adviser. It is nonetheless true that for a few years in my youth I had party political connections, spoke at public meetings and participated in public discussions.

Tom Millican marked it as to-read Nov 27, Markets contracted and deprived many countries in- cluding Germany of their export opportunities.

More than thirty paper monry worked at full capacity solely to provide paper for the Reichsbank notes. He remained President of the Reichsbank until Hitler dismissed him in January DuringSchacht campaigned against the war reparations requirement in the United States.

The German Government would guarantee payment of interest in Dollars, and undertake to repay the loan within 20 years. The reason for this was probably the fact that Weber had once published a short lecture in which he attacked me on the question of our foreign debts.

The most succinct description of this state of affairs and its seriousness was given by Oswald Spengler: At the bank Miss Stcffcck had a salary of DM a mpney.

An ironic comedy was to follow this tragedy. Yet once one has mastered certain principles, nothing is so easy as dealing with money. This requires a strength of character, not possessed by everyone.

Hjalmar Schacht – Wikipedia

Inflationary falls in the value of the Mark affect both sides of the balance sheet equally. The retinue of nearly all die larger Ducal courts included a so-called Court factor, whose duty it was to raise money for the Court and the State.

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Yet such industrialisation not only presents a monumental task of education and training, it also requires a vast amount of capital. Here I leave aside all cases of direct bribery and corruption, and will speak only of everyday occurrences.

This obligation lay just as heavily upon them as on Mr Schlieker. Several times in my public life I was brought face to face with its uncanny quality. The allied powers had insisted on a loosening of control of the Central Bank by the german government — which only made things worse as the bank thought that the state balance sheet with reparations was ruinous.

He was one of the leaders of the en- lightenment in Germany. The Reichsbank exchanged every Rentenmark al pari hjalkar Reichsmark, or, in other words the Reichsbank guaranteed the Rentenmark exactly as it did the Reichsmark.

The Magic of Money – Hjalmar Schacht and how to defeat hyperinflation.

No, he wrote no letters. The recognition that his task lay in this field prompted him to accept a Reichstag seat.

The obligation to exchange paper for gold was not of decisive importance for the internal circulation of a currency. Spiros Lavdiotis marked it as to-read Dec 16, The exchange rate of the Mark was in its turn strongly influenced by, if not dependent on, the care and preser- vation of this reserve.

In the following pages I will endeavour to show how all these economic and financial problems were solved.