The Gold Standard: The Case for Another Look — WSJ

– September 15, 2010

By SEAN FIELER AND JEFFREY BELL Washington’s elites are quietly preparing a post-election fiscal compromise that will fund much of President Barack Obama’s domestic spending agenda with huge tax increases. They aim to create a value-added tax and will …


Ron Paul Questions Whether There’s Gold at Fort Knox

– August 31, 2010

“Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said he plans to introduce legislation next year to force an audit of U.S. holdings of gold. Paul, a longtime critic of the Federal Reserve and U.S. monetary policy, said he believes it’s “a possibility” that there might not ac …


“The Gold Standard: A Principled Case”

– July 20, 2010

“In recent months, we have witnessed fierce arguments between, on the one side, those who defend the current system of “fiat money,” in which, as John Maynard Keynes stated, money “is created and issued by the State, but is not convertible by law into …


Gold Wars

– July 14, 2010

“This book is much more than a chronicle of gold wars. It is also an account of the historical failure of ‘Esperanto money.’ Over a hundred years ago, a Polish physician by the name of Ludovik Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917) created a synthetic language i …


“Q&A With Judy Shelton”

– June 23, 2010

“Judy Shelton is an economist who has written 15 pieces for the Wall Street Journal over the past two years. She is the author of several books including Money Meltdown in 1994 and The Coming Soviet Crash in 1989. In addition, she is on the board of th …


“The Free-Coinage Scheme is Impracticable at Every Point”

– April 27, 2010

“The amount of circulating cash of all kinds in the hands of the people at the present time is about nine hundred millions. If the dollar was reduced to half its present value, and if allowance was made for reserves, two thousand million silver dollars …


“Sound Money: The Impossible Dream?”

– March 16, 2010

“Our gold standard money didn’t fail us in 1913; it was murdered. Did it deserve to die? What was its crime? It had provided us with nothing less than relative peace and prosperity over a span of 136 years. It had not only retained one hundred percent …


“Gold and Economic Freedom”

– March 11, 2010

“An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense – perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire – that gold and economic freedom are i …


“The Gold Standard”

– February 19, 2010

Lawrence H. White speaks to students attending FEE’s 2009 Young Scholars Colloquium at Northwood University. To see the full video, please go here. “The Gold Standard” Lawrence H. White Young Scholars Colloquium, July 16, 2009. Via the Foundation for E …


Gold-Indexed U.S. Bonds?

– May 1, 2008

These comments are excerpted from remarks made by Federal Reserve Board Governor Wayne D. Angell at Progress Foundation’s 3rd International Monetary Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, on June 11, 1990. Also: Why Do Colleges Cost So Much? Research Repor …


Restoration of the International Gold Standard?

– August 7, 1972

Research Reports – 08/07/1972