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Today: Sun, August 28 2016  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
 Economy
31 May 2016
 
 
What Can Gold Do For Our Money?
by Stefan Gleason
 sub-topic» Gold Standard

The claim that people pull back on consumption when their currency retains value is a red herring. The real distinction between sound gold money and inflationary fiat money is that under a sound dollar, individuals (and governments) are less apt to take on large debt loads. The reason why debt is so alluring under an inflationary monetary system is that the real value of an existing debt gets eaten away over time.

Inflationary fiat money is a tool for governments, banks, and Wall Street to siphon off greater shares of the economy.

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10 August 2015
 
 
Open Letter to Alexis Tsipras
by Keith Weiner
 sub-topic» Gold Standard

Greece will exploit a rising euro to gold exchange rate (i.e. gold price). With each new tranche issued, the price of gold will be higher. It will take less gold to retire more debt. And believe me, the gold price will begin rising once the markets realize that gold is being remonetized. Greece will be the first country, the leader, in using gold bonds to avert financial Armageddon. Many others will follow.

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27 July 2015
 
 
The Forgotten Meaning of “Sound Money” (and Why It’s Coming Back)
by Guy Christopher
 sub-topic» Gold Standard

“Sound money” has a clear message recognized for centuries around the world. It describes the musical, metallic ring of a gold, silver, or copper coin dropped on any hard surface of glass, stone, wood, or metal. Sound money literally refers to real wealth, with a natural, unmistakable signature of honesty and integrity, as opposed to the swishy paper and plastic debt used almost exclusively today.

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15 December 2014
 
 
What a Reserve Currency Should Look Like
by Patrick Barron
 sub-topic» Gold Standard

The world needs honest money founded in law to which men everywhere can seek justice in the protection of their trade, property, and wealth. Honest, sound money is representative of an entire society’s dedication to the rule of law, fair dealing, prudence, and reliability. There is no secret to sound money, only dedication to providing its ready and convenient redemption. The perfect reserve currency is provided by private institutions who guarantee gold redemption through contracts with independent agents in many easily accessible and safe areas of the world. Failure of the issuer to redeem for specie would be prosecutable for breach of normal commercial and criminal law. The sooner the world adopts these principles the sooner will it recover from the headlong path to currency destruction to which it is headed today.

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