Churchill’s Greatest Mistake: The Gold Standard — Market Mad House

Winston S. Churchill’s greatest mistake; the gold standard, hobbled the British Empire, wrecked British industry, and hastened the coming of the Great Depression and World War II.

Churchill was a great man who made enormous mistakes. Churchill’s gigantic mistakes include the Bengal Famine in World II and the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I.

Conversely, Churchill’s greatest peace time mistake; returning the United Kingdom to the gold standard was more destructive than his wartime blunders…

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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.

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