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Individuals likely to opt for Gold or Silver if Free to choose what to use as Money

History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver. Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. Its because linking a currency to a precious metal limits the ability of central banks to finance the growth of the welfare-warfare state via the inflation tax.

Gold and Silver - Honest, Sound Money Rising at the State Level

Supporters of sound money are working hard to reestablish gold and silver as money according to state law and to make sure it is treated as such in the tax code. Trading one form of money for another should not trigger any tax. There is no sales tax when customers swap their precious metals for dollars, so switching dollars to bullion should also be tax exempt.

WTI #CrudeOil now -0.5% from +4.5%

Whatever ultimately the case, this has never been about oil prices except that they are the most visible and straddling indication between finance and economy; the money supply attempting a rebalancing in reverse of leverage that once dominated everything but no longer can fix to even slightly stable fashion. It is the representation of the structure behind the seeming cyclical.

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