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Franklin Delano Roosevelt ignores the advice of America's big-name economists — and listens instead to a guy who helped take care of the trees on his estate.
Montagu Norman, head of the Bank of England, gets a coded message at a critical moment — and completely misunderstands what it means.
On today's Planet Money: The gold standard and the Great Depression.
It's the latest in our series on gold and the meaning of money. Here's the complete series.
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