Category Archives: Gold Standard

Ron Paul Triangulates Shelby

This ad has started showing up all over Huffington Post lately. Click it and you’ll visit Ron Paul’s Campaign For Liberty, otherwise known as C4L, where a set of Frank Luntz and Paulite talking points contains the following call to … Continue reading

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Gold Standard

From Bloomberg, further proof that gold standard advocates and apocalypse fearmongers are full of crap: Gold’s best year in three decades has yet to match the returns of an interest-bearing checking account for anyone who bought the most malleable of … Continue reading

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Could Major Financial Reform Pass on a Voice Vote?

This got me thinking: Lobbyists and committee staffers expected that the amendment — which would mandate that banks essentially could not lend out or invest more than 12 dollars for every dollar they keep in reserve — would only get … Continue reading

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Gold Standard

I was tooling about the intertubes last night when I came upon one of those libertarian memes I love to debunk so much: we must do away with the Fed and return America to the gold standard! As I’m always … Continue reading

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