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The Gold Standard that Never Was

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Blog04/01/2013

Thorsten Polleit delivered a speech at the Austrian Economics Research Conference entitled “The Gold Standard That Never Was.” Thorsten was...

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David Howden on the Euro

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Blog03/31/2013

David Howden is interviewed on the GoldMoney show with Andy Duncan.

"Howden thinks that the Euro will hold together in the short term, but he is rather pessimistic on the long term outlook of...

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Metals are fairly difficult to print

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Blog05/22/2008

Two weeks ago marked the 60th anniversary of a prescient essay (pdf) promoting gold as redeemable money. It was written by Howard Buffett, father of the famed investor, Warren. Several years ago Joseph Stromberg wrote an...

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A New Golden Age?

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Blog02/13/2008

The new issue (on sale today) of Worth magazine features an article on "A New Golden Age" by Nathan Lewis which is a nice recap of the history of the gold standard showing that we (along with the Roman's) thrived on a gold standard only to succumb to paper inflations....

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Can You Hear Gold Laughing at Bernanke?

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Blog01/20/2008

Control-freak politicians abhor gold because it ignores them; it won't do what it's told. It defies economists and laughs at central bankers.

The Telegraph on...

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The Political and Economic Agenda for a Real Gold Standard

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Blog01/17/2008

 

Ron Paul explains his position on gold money:

One of the basic insights of the great Austrian economists, both Carl Menger and Ludwig von Mises, is that money emerged by evolution from the market process. It was not invented by governments. There are basic economic

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David Frum on the Gold Standard

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Blog12/31/2007

David Frum is on the warpath. In a National Review Online blog post, then an NPR commentary, and most recently in a National Post article, Frum has mercilessly ridiculed the gold standard. But as with most modern critiques of the "bad old days" of the laissez-faire 19th century, Frum...

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Conservatives Cite Keynes Against Gold Standard

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Blog11/12/2007

From National Review Online's David Frum:

What the gold standard really is, fundamentally, is a rule that the nation's monetary stock should be determined, not by central bankers, but by miners. Why that should be regarded as an improvement by anyone, I cannot understand...

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Go for Gold

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Blog11/01/2007

Why, after years of the market's neglect of gold, is the paper money price of gold now on the rise? Would it be too far-fetched to assume that it could reflect market agents' growing concern about a forthcoming great...

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