recently a friend of mine, Ziad Abdelnour, published his book called "Economic warfare" it sold over 200,000 copies already where do i put this info on the page? best regards, Ron — Preceding unsigned comment added by Woepwoep (talk • contribs) 09:45, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
Economic warfare is a tool of national foreign policy
Economic warfare was especially evident in the early 1970's when the US President moved the world's currencies off the version of the gold standard agreed at Bretton Woods, at the end of WW2. Essentially this was because the system was too strict for the US, who had printed vastly more dollars than were supported by its holdings of gold. The change opened the door to economic warfare around the world, eg numerous attacks by banks on national treasuries. The huge losses on Black Wednesday in the UK were just one consequence. IJ 17:02, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
This article needs a lot of work
The article is fundamentally flawed. Economic warfare is not limited to wartime. For example, the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba could be described as economic warfare that attempts to coerce the Castro government towards reforms, but no one would argue that America is conducting military operations against them. I'm going to see if I can find some sources to help straighten up this article. Who's with me? --RDavi404 (talk) 23:41, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
- I agree. Peacetime eco-warfare is a VERY important subject. It is also very clandestine. Wikipedia ought to help uncover the secretiveness by listing examples of peacetime economic warfare. The most recent example is a "worldwide coordinated attack against the euro", Junker said.  Luxembourg's Junker is an old hack. He knows. Also, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is pertinent. U2r2h (talk) 10:02, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
- This 1946 lecture gives a good example I think, it ties into the article Industrial plans for Germany. There is a book by James Stewart Martin, from 1950 entitled "All Honorable Men" that is available online somewhere. It is quite interesting in that he in some parts looks at the alleged German pre-war economic warfare. In other aspects his reasoning about occupied Germany is quite quaint, not surprising as he apparently was one of the infamous "Morgenthau boys"--Stor stark7 Speak 10:47, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
This should at least be mentioned I believe, since in some respects you can conceive of a currency war as economic warfare. I don't have any sources directly on hand but the whole gist of a currency war is to devalue your currency so your exports become attractive and imports too expensive, thus you are benefiting your domestic exporters while screwing over foreign importers. The result is economic disadvantage to the foreign exporters.