Dissertations on government, the affairs of the bank, and paper-money: By the author of Common sense., Thomas Paine. Dissertations on government, the affairs of the bank, and paper-money: By the author of Common sense. Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809. ,53,p. ; 8⁰. Philadelphia : Printed by Charles Cist, at the corner of Fourth and Arch-Streets. And sold by Messrs. Hall & Sellers, Robert Aitken and William Prichard in Market-Steet, M,DCC,LXXXVI.  The bank referred to is the Bank of North America, originally organized by Robert Morris at Philadelphia in 1781. Preface signed: Thomas Paine. Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1786. The titlepage is a cancel. Reproduction of original from the Library of Congress. Evans, 19880 English Short Title Catalog, ESTCW8587. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Thomas Paine presents the proper role of republican government, the effects of central banking, and the hazards of government issued paper money in a clear and articulate manner. While not as "main stream" as other notable founders, Paine is credited with influencing the general public in declaring independence. He has a firm grasp on the subject matter at hand, and speaks as a true revolutionary, on the level of Thomas Jefferson or French political philosopher Frederick Bastiat. This work by Paine is a must read for any freedom loving person.