– June 16, 2011
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“A veteran conservative movement figure said today his group is launching a television ad and retail campaign in Iowa aimed at drumming up grassroots interest in a return to the gold standard…

Arguments over the gold standard date back more than a century, and their ideological charge is linked in part to the fact that making dollars convertible to gold would in theory limit the government’s capacity to act in the economy. The idea hasn’t been embraced by major figures in either party for years, though the Wall Street Journal has maintained conservative interest in versions of it.”

Gold Standard 2012?
Ben Smith
Politico, June 15, 2011

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