When I started reading Steve Forbes book Inflation I was surprised by his confidence in making statements about the impact of leaving the gold standard.
The book is clearly written and goes against much of what I have heard second-hand about the gold standard. Here a quote from the introduction:
I ask this from the perspective of understanding whether his claim is controversial (possible but not established), mostly accepted (most experts would agree with the conclusion), one of the standard viewpoints (accepted by many experts but not necessarily a majority), or not widely accepted by experts (only a strict minority would agree with this conclusion).
I ask just to get a better context on how I should read the book. Steve Forbes is so clear in his ideas and in his writing that he makes a compelling case. I am not an expert and worry that without this context, I may not be reading the best reference to get an expert viewpoint.