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Video: Steve Forbes Calls for a Gold Standard.

Written by Gary North on June 21, 2014

This is not a full gold-coin standard. This is a government-guaranteed gold standard: “As good as gold!” It is as reliable as a government promise, e.g., FDR in 1933 and Nixon in 1971. Still, it’s a sign that someone with a good reputation has broken with Milton Friedman and Paul Krugman.

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Mises on the Gold Standard

Posted on June 20, 2014

The gold standard was an international standard. It safeguarded the stability of foreign exchange rates. It was a corollary of free trade and of the international division of labor. Therefore those who favored etatism and radical protectionism disparaged it and advocated its abolition. Their campaign was successful. Even at the height of liberalism governments did […]

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Crimea Crisis Cools Off, Stocks Begin to Rally

Posted on March 4, 2014

Russia’s ruble rebounded from a record low while stock-index futures in the U.S. and Europe advanced after a report that President Vladimir Putin had ordered troops back to bases after military exercises concluded amid tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Gold fell with oil. The ruble strengthened 0.7 percent against the dollar at 7:23 a.m. in […]

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Pulling the Plug: Taking Delivery of Gold

Written by Gary North on January 28, 2014

In 2011, the University of Texas investment committee took delivery of what was then just under $1 billion worth of gold. It had held the gold in the form of gold futures contracts. Kyle Bass persuaded the committee to take delivery. This video is worth viewing. Bass explains why he recommended this decision. The statement […]

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How NOT to Argue for Gold: Great Topic, Pathetic Video

Written by Gary North on January 17, 2014


Here is a video on why gold will rise in price: digital currencies will fall. The company that released this video sells gold storage. It is for very rich people who already hold gold investments, or else it is for people with no experience with gold investing, who are being asked to buy gold stored […]

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No Taper. Of Course.

Written by Gary North on September 19, 2013

The financial media have been hyping the taper since mid-June. As September 18 drew near, the media were filled with predictions of a taper. As you know by now, I regarded the entire thing as nonsense. Bernanke announced no change. So, what else is new? The Wall Street Journal announced the news within minutes. The […]

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More Gold Buyers Are Starting to Take Delivery

Written by Gary North on September 9, 2013

James Turk of the GoldMoney gold storage service has concluded that there is a steady pressure from gold buyers to take delivery of paper contracts for gold. He offers this as evidence. The price of gold today is higher than the future delivery. Normally, the commodity futures price is higher for any commodity. Why? Because […]

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