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Gold and Free Banking versus Central Banking

– July 27, 2020

“In the absence of government regulation and monopoly control, a free monetary and banking system would exist; it would not have to be created, designed, or supported. A market-based system would naturally emerge, take form, and develop out of the prior system of monetary central planning.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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That Civilized Relic: A Monetary System as Good as Gold

– July 16, 2020

“The gold standard isn’t perfect. No system is. But it has many virtues. A strong case can be made that it’s the best of all feasible institutional alternatives. As my dissertation adviser, Lawrence White, puts it: The gold standard is still the gold standard among monetary systems.” ~

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Back the Libra with Gold, Says Steve Forbes

– June 26, 2019

The Libra could be to money and finance what Henry Ford was to automobiles.

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Government, Gold, and Separating Money From the State

– October 24, 2018

Money did not originate in the laws or decrees of kings and princes. Money, as the generally accepted medium of exchange, emerged out of the market transactions of a growing number of buyers and sellers in an expanding arena of trade.

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Voting Is Not Self-Expression

– October 24, 2018

Voting may be many things, but the least of them is self-expression. Conceding the sufficiency of multi-billion dollar political contests among highly vetted, meticulously-coached candidates is a guaranteed road to self-negation.

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Fiat Money’s Legal Monopoly

– April 18, 2018

Requiring that citizens track transactions in gold or alternative currencies and pay taxes on gains and losses relative to the dollar is just another mechanism for keeping the monetary playing field unbalanced in favor of government fiat.

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A Review of Philip Barton’s Dawn of Gold: The Real Story of Money

– March 28, 2018

“Money” lacks a standard definition. In his 2014 book Dawn of Gold: The Real Story of Money, Gold Standard Institute President Philip Barton defines money as a “store of stable value,” and it is this stable value that separates gold from everything else that aspires to be called money.

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Gold Mining vs. Bitcoin Mining

– March 17, 2018

The contrasting supply and demand mechanisms of Bitcoin and gold mining pose real challenges to the cryptocurrency’s future.

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Why Drug Dealers, Rappers, and Pimps Wear Their Wealth

– February 14, 2018

There is a reason to the rhyme of why dealers, rappers, and pimps wear their wealth. It all comes down to the legal gulf that separates their professions and art from civic practices. If you want to keep what you have earned, and take every precaution against having it pillaged by the police, it’s best to carry it with you.

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Inflation Is Theft: On the Founding of AIER

– January 24, 2018

Government monetary policy was not invented to help the everyday person but instead to benefit the government and its connected interests, “the swindlers.”

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What Will Devaluation Mean To You?

– January 13, 2018

Devaluation, or clipping the coinage, as the process was called in the days of the Robber Kings, is a subtle form of taxation. Like most other taxes, those imposed by this insidious method will be borne by the Forgotten Man.

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