A few important books
Lately there's lots of growing interest in gold and the monetary system, probably due to various news. Some comments I've read show that there is some confusion about money and wealth and how they are created and how gold becomes (or doesn't) a part of that. Here are some great books that can help clear up confusion:
"Economics for Real People
" by Gene Calahan
"Economics in One Lesson" by Henry Hazlitt (free online)
"A Free-Market Monetary System
" by F. A. Hayek (this link will download a free PDF)
"Tomorrow's Gold" by Mark Faber
"History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II" by Murray N. Rothbard
Next there's David's Limits. No telling where he is now, but his posts here are usually right on.
If anyone else has any books they think are important in this context, please add to the list.