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Bretton Woods vs Gold Standard

I've been reading about the history of the IMF recently, and it strikes me as odd that despite the problems that arose with the gold standard (Germany in the 1920s, Fed cutting money supply during the ...
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Primary difference between FDR and Nixon for de-linking gold with dollar?

I'm unable to understand the different role that both FDR and Nixon, played in de-linking gold with dollar. I do understand that after Nixon, value of dollar is not linked to amount of gold (No ...
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Questions about the gold standard and exchange rates

So I'm a total economics noob and I'm trying to understand some of the consequences of using vs. not using a gold standard listed on Brad DeLong's blog here: https://www.bradford-delong.com/why-not-...
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Under the gold standard, how did the redemption of gold work in practice?

For example, in the US: In 1834, the United States fixed the price of gold at $20.67 per ounce, where it remained until 1933. (EconLib) Does this mean that anyone with US\$20.67 could walk up to ...