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Printing Money at a "Constant" or "Stable" Rate Won't Prevent Boom-Bust Cycles

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Blog10/19/2020

Money printing—even at a constant rate—is going to generate the same result as any other money printing. The reason lies in the fact that money creation transfers wealth from productive to unproductive enterprises.

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A Brief History of the Gold Standard, with a Focus on the United States

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Blog08/14/2020

Arguments over the gold standard are not merely technical disagreements. Rather, the gold standard often serves as a proxy for “sound money,” which was a central element in the classical liberal tradition of limiting government’s ability to wreak havoc on society.

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Why Fed Bugs Really, Really Hate Gold

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Blog08/09/2020

Fed bugs sound like real estate agents in reverse: there is never a good time to buy gold.

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Three Times the Price of Gold Collapsed — And Lessons for Today

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Blog06/25/2019

The gold price is heading up at the moment, but we can still learn a lot from three big collapses in the gold price which occurred after 1934.

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The World Is Growing Tired of Government-Controlled Fiat Currencies

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Blog05/23/2019

Central Banks and the fiat reserve dollar hegemony won’t cede their power to cryptocurrencies easily,  and they're now resorting to a return to precious metals to stave off the threat of individual monetary sovereignty, Bitcoin, and the digital revolution.  

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Your Move, Gold Critics: Please Explain What Money Is

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Blog04/10/2019

Stated simply, gold-standard proponents seek a dollar that is widely trusted as a constant measure of value. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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Myth: Gold Makes Boom-Bust Cycles Worse

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Blog07/05/2018

The gold standard, if not abused, is not conducive to boom-bust cycles.

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Why We Now Measure Gold in Dollars — and Not the Other Way Around

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Blog03/10/2018

A major catalyst behind the collapse of the Bretton Woods system was the loose monetary policies of the US central bank, which pushed the price of gold in the gold market above the official $35 per ounce.

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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

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After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.
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