Almost Like Being in Love: A Novel by Steve Kluger

By Steve Kluger

A highschool jock and nerd fall in love senior yr, merely to half after an awesome summer time of discovery to wait their respective schools. they retain involved in the beginning, yet then slowly flow apart.

Flash ahead twenty years.

Travis and Craig either have nice lives, careers, and loves. yet whatever is lacking .... Travis is the 1st to determine it out. He's nonetheless in love with Craig, and are available what might, he's going after the boy who captured his middle, whether it capacity abandoning his task, creating a idiot of himself, and getting into the nice unknown. informed in narrative, letters, checklists, and extra, this can be the must-read novel for an individual who's questioned what ever occurred to that first nice love.

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But during the course of that quarter century I arrived at the conclusion that Keynes was right after all in yielding to American pressure in favour of the adoption of such a rigid system. Had it not been for Bretton Woods rigidity most Governments in this country and in other countries might have virtually abstained from defending their THE BRETTON WOODS SYSTEM THE DESTINY OF GOLD parities whenever their defence would have necessitated unpopular measures. As a result prices would have risen even more deeply than they had risen and the pound would be worth today a bare fraction of what it was worth in I 945· We had been all wrong in expecting that the Second World War would be followed by a period of deflation similar to the period that followed the First World War.

It was sufficiently rigid to justify criticisms on the ground that it virtually amounted to a restoration of a form of gold standard, in the sense of ensuring stable gold parities. This interpretation was firmly rejected by Keynes in the course of the lively discussions that preceded and followed the conclusion and adoption of the Bretton Woods system. In the House of Lords debate on the legislation introduced at the end of I945 to implement the American Loan agreement, Keynes made the following remark: 'Those who think that this plan means a return to the gold standard are unusually silly.

The conversion of French foreign exchange reserves and the reduction or elimination of other official foreign exchange reserves as a result of the distrust caused by the depreciation of sterling in 1931 and of the dollar in 1933 produced a setback in the trend towards the increased use of the gold exchange standard. The setback was, however, temporary. The establishment of the Sterling Area resulted in an increased use of sterling as official foreign exchange reserves by countries of the Outer Sterling Area.

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