Simplicity – Grant Williams on Gold

For anyone who is interested to understand what money is and what’s happening to it, I strongly recommend you listen to these two presentations.

Opponents Of Gold, Get On Your Mark

A good article from Brian Domitrovic on Forbes.com: Let’s face it – we’ve seen what arbitrary government control and central bank manipulation can do. Namely, what the Federal Reserve has done since 2008. This is to scare everyone away from the currency such that there’s no...

Gingrich Adopts Gold Standard Model

American Principles Project: Washington, D.C.–Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called for “hard money with a very limited Federal Reserve” at the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Gingrich is the third candidate to...

Jack Farchy In The FT On $5000 Gold

FT – Bullion bulls talk of $5000 gold Historically, gold and silver were the money of choice, freely chosen by the people as the most marketable commodities. The value of your labour was measured in these precious metals. Wicked Kings through the ages debased the people’...

The “Barbarous Relic” – It Is Not What You Think

I am pleased to promote this monograph by James Turk, founder of GoldMoney: I am no fan of Keynesian economics. I find most Keynesian economic theories to be just plain wrong. But for the sake of truth and accuracy, I would like to correct a terrible injustice levied upon Keynes...

Mr. Cobden On Banking

Bankers’ Magazine Vol I April-October 1844 – H/T Sean Corrigan The author of an interesting work published a short time since, entitled “Sir Robert Peel and his Era,” in which a lively sketch is given of the chief peculiarities, external and intellectual, of the leading members...

Gold: An Objective Look At Subjective Value

Edited remarks from a speech given by Tony Deden at the annual meeting of the Spanish Precious Metals Association (AEMP) in Madrid on 25 November 2010. Also available in PDF. Ladies and Gentlemen, Gold is no longer the four-letter dirty word of years past. People see it with a...

Gold Bugs: Swivel-eyed, Mad-eyed, Lunatic Fringe?

Many of the authors and Cobden Centre advisory board members (including some distinguished academics) would like to see money eventually re-rooted back into some kind of commodity backing. Why? Simply put: the record of government control of the peoples’ money has been...

Rockwell: The Gold Standard Never Dies

A great article by Lew Rockwell: John Maynard Keynes thought he had pretty well killed gold as a monetary standard back in the 1930s. Governments of the world did their best to help him. It took longer than they thought. Gold in the money survived all the way to Nixon, and it was...

Could The World Go Back To The Gold Standard?

Martin Wolf asks “Could the world go back to the gold standard?” During any period of monetary disorder — the 1970s, for example, or today — a host of people calls for a return to the gold standard. This is not the only free-market response to the current system of fiat (or...