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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.

A Gold Standard would've Prevented U.S. from this Extreme Indebtedness

Even Greenspan admits this is the case with debt: “We would never have reached this position of extreme indebtedness were we on the gold standard, because the gold standard is a way of ensuring that fiscal policy never gets out of line.” Certainly, debt loads have taken off since Nixon closed the gold window in 1971, breaking the last link with gold.

Fed "Policy Error" Sparks "Best Fundamentals In Years" For Gold

As US inflation begins to re-emerge & monetary policy around it continues to remain accommodative, the potential for lower real interest rates is increasing. In our view, this could create similar dynamics for the gold market as what occurred in the mid-to-late 1970s. Gold investment appears to be moving towards stronger fundamentals than we have seen over the past few years.

Did Janet Yellen Just Shoot Herself In The Foot, Again

The bigger problem now is that Yellen just reset the market’s expectations, and in fact set the bar for disappointment even higher. As FTN rates strategist Jim Vogel very correctly notes, “financial market risk is calmer this morning, but Yellen actually elevated the stakes with her detailed speech yesterday afternoon.”

Jim Rickards On The Death Of Money - Interview

International monetary system has collapsed 3 times in the last 100 years – In 1914, 1939 and 1971. The next crisis will be bigger than the last one in 2008 & it will be bigger than the Fed because they already trashed their own balance sheet. Then the only balance sheet left is the IMF’s.- Jim Rickards

"No Inflation" - A Common Global Lie while Prices Rise Simultaneously

The biggest lies in finance is this perpetual deception that inflation is good. Governments all over the world lie about inflation because it has such a huge impact in monetary policy – As long as inflation is low, central bankers can print money. So they have a big incentive to underreport it.

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