Barrick replaces CEO, putting hedging practices in question


10:06p ET Monday, February 10, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA received today a recommendation from Larry Parks,
executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement
of Monetary Education, for a new book about the monetary
history of the United States. The book is written by FAME
Foundation scholar Edwin Vieira and is available for
purchase over the Internet. GATA hasn't reviewed it yet,
but Parks' recommendation will count with many GATA
supporters, so it is appended here.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

* * *

By Larry Parks, Executive Director
Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education
February 10, 2003

"Pieces of Eight" by FAME Foundation Scholar Edwin
Vieira may be one of the most important books of the
century. Because it lays out the legal groundwork for
reforming our monetary system, it could have a major
impact on our society.

Beautifully written and impeccably researched, "Pieces of
Eight" is accessible to both laymen and scholars.

Vieira has performed a magnificent and heroic service in
researching and writing this book, laying bare the rank
hypocrisy and mendacity of those who have illegally
corrupted our money to the detriment of ordinary people
everywhere. The creation of fiat money -- that is, money
created out of thin air -- affects all people on the
planet in a fundamental way. It puts their savings and
the efficacy of their pensions at risk and, in effect,
puts their very lives at risk as well.

An appreciation of the history and legal background of how
our nation lost its patrimony of sound money is essential
if the United States is going to reform its monetary system
and return to what was envisioned by our Founders and
cast into law by the Constitution.

Edwin Vieira has earned the gratitude of everyone for his
splendid achievement.

For more information, visit: