A Return to the Gold Standard? - Richard Ebeling

By Tom Duncan
"Monetary central planning has worked no better than any other form of central planning over the last one hundred years. The world’s central bankers – just like the central planners in the old Soviet Union – just do not have the knowledge, wisdom and ability to successful manage the monetary system of a market economy. How can central bankers know what market rates of interest should be, better than the competitive interaction of borrowers and lenders for the use of scarce savings for various investment purposes? How can central bankers know what the quantity and types of money and credit should be in the market, better than those who wish to use various commodities for money purposes, and interact for various forms of lending and borrowing?" Read moreA Return to the Gold Standard?  Richard Ebeling  In Defense of Capitalism & Human Progress, November 8, 2010. Image by Boaz Yiftach / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

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