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When Owning Gold Was Illegal in America: And Why It Could Be Again

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

(source) In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the United States by promising to end the Great Depression, which had driven the na...

Donald Trump Would Wreck The U.S. Economy

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business

Donald Trump’s signature campaign promises -- deport all undocumented immigrants, ban Muslims from entering the U.S., build a wall on the Mexican-Am...

Why We Don't Need a Gold Standard; There Is a Better Alternative

Sol Palha | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Sol Palha

The first reaction from the hard money camp would be to state we are insane or that we longer value hard money.

Ted Cruz And ISIS Totally Agree On This Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s support for reviving the gold standard is likely giving establishment Republicans huge doubts about emb...

Ted Cruz Just Reminded The Republican Establishment Why They Hate Him

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business

Is Sen. Ted Cruz the palatable presidential alternative to Donald Trump? Sure, the Texan senator’s not exactly the Republican Party establishment’...

Is All That Glitters Gold-Standard?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.31.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In the world of experimental design, studies in which students, classes, or schools are assigned at random to experimental or control treatments (rand...

Could Democratic Party History Repeat Itself in the Republican Party in 2016?

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

An insurrectionist presidential candidate stuns his party's establishment by pocketing the party's nomination. His views do not line up with mainstream figures in his party.

The Republican Establishment Thinks Ted Cruz Can Save Them From Trump. There's One Big Problem.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump continues to dominate GOP primary polls, establishment Republicans have been reluctantly warming to the idea that Sen. T...

Senator Ted Cruz Really Wants to Return to the Gold Standard... Has He Heard of the Great Depression?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Radical conservatives, such as Cruz, and libertarians believe gold to be a hedge against inflation. It is curious to be concerned about inflation at a time when it is at historic lows and short-term interests rates are at zero, making borrowing money just about free.

The Shock to Come: A Writer Takes on Economics and Finance

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

François Meyronnis's manifesto on the true global crisis, entitled Proclamation sur la vraie crise mondiale, is certainly the best text available for those who seek to understand the mechanisms and inner workings of "globally integrated capitalism."

Striking Gold: How Anthem Blanchard Is Changing the Way We Look at Currency

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Not only are there alternative currencies born every day, but Anthem Blanchard is resurrecting one from the past. Gold -- we wear it, we admire it, but what's all this hype about owning it?

Brevity and Eloquence -- Lessons From Calvin

Peter W. Wood | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Peter W. Wood

On May 1, the U.S. Mint released the latest of its presidential commemorative dollar coins, this one celebrating our famously taciturn 30th president,...

Lawmakers Pass Controversial Money Bill

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates on Monday advanced legislation that could lead to the establishment of a state-issued currency. ...

John Celock

GOP Legislator's Unconventional Payment Plan | John Celock | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Montana who once supported U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) for president is asking to be paid in gold and silver coins t...

Severe GOP Proposal Takes Heavy Criticism

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

* Republican's gold standard return plan seen impractical * Dollar to rise sharply in backing US money by gold reserves ...

Republican Party Platform Reportedly To Eye Return To Gold Standard

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Republican Party is set to call for the creation of a commission to look at restoring a link between the U.S. dol...

Congressional Candidate's Surprising Name Change

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

A Libertarian candidate for Congress in Kansas has legally changed his name to Thomas Jefferson in a bid to press his agenda. Jack Talbert, who is...

State GOP Calls For Sovereignty

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

The Idaho Republican Party last weekend adopted a party platform that calls for the return to the gold standard, the end of the direct election of U.S...

Ron Paul's Plan to Win the Leprechaun Vote

Eli Lehrer | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

President Obama, gold-bug message boards say, is working to confiscate all gold in private hands and even the Libertarian Party has deleted overt references to the shiny stuff from its platform. In fact, gold has only one major friend in the national spotlight: Ron Paul.

The Fed Versus the Gold Standard

Jeffrey A. Miron | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Jeffrey A. Miron

Recent vilification of the Fed and claims that a gold standard can solve U.S. economic problems are without empirical foundation.

Bernanke: Gold Standard 'The Reverse Of What A Central Bank Would Normally Do'

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday took aim at proponents of the gold standard, saying that such a sy...

Jonathan Gold Bids Farewell to LA Weekly... and Hello to The Los Angeles Times!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On Sunday, Jonathan Gold held his fifth annual Gold Standard culinary event. This one is an ethnic food paradise, where foodies pay for an afternoon of eating and drinking until you drop... of exhaustion, stomach seizures and such.

Jonathan Gold's Last Hurrah For LA Weekly

Huffington Post Los Angeles | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles

Hosted at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Miracle Mile, LA Weekly's 4th annual Gold Standard on Sunday, March 5th was the foodie event of the year. ...

Democrats Must Push Back on Monetary Policy Arguments

Kyle Victor | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Kyle Victor

Democrats and progressives must become more willing to engage in monetary policy conversation and make the case for keeping the Fed, for using QE and stimulus to get America out of recession, and for more robust financial regulation.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Krugman Argues For Spending Similar To World War II | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning Princeton economist and New York Times columnist, said Tuesday that the United States needs to spend on a scale ...