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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

Gold StandardMoney and Banking

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's analysis...

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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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Gold: The Once and Future Money

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Blog10/20/2007

Publisher Wiley Business Finance has released a new book, Gold: The Once and Future Money by Nathan Lewis. Jim Puplava interviews the author on a ...

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Hazlitt on 100% Gold

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Blog04/13/2006

I suppose that I wasn't entirely aware of how hard-core Henry Hazlitt was on the gold question until re-reading The Inflation Crisis and How to Resolve it:

This brings us to gold. It...

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Rothbard's Bracing Plan for Gold

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Blog01/03/2006

To answer a reader question, I revisited Rothbard's transition plan for 100% gold. This is cut and pasted from the Mystery of Banking (Richardson and Synder, 1983), pp. 265-267.

Even though, for the past few...

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Gold Gets No Respect

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Blog12/08/2005

Fed Chair-in-Waiting Benjamin Bernanke is a "Great Depression Buff", reports the Wall Street Journal. Based on extensive research, he has drawn some important conclusions...

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