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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. ...

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 preside...

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 reserve...

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...

Man, Son, Daughter Allegedly Spent Investor Money On Cars, Jewelry, Vitamins

AP | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission says an Ohio man, his son and his daughter pocketed millions they raised from investors...

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. ...

Paul Pushes 'Gold' Issue Despite Scheme Being Rejected As Unfeasible

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Facing double-digit inflation in 1981, Congress created a commission to consider a role for gold in U.S. monetary policy. The 17...

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 ...

The Great Markdown of Western Living Standards

Diane Francis | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

It looks like gold will hit $2,011 an ounce in 2011 as the permanent drop in Western living standards continues apace.

Giving Ron Paul the Media Attention He Deserves

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Rep. Paul's earned the treatment by the press he's been complaining about, just on the merits, because his positions on many of his favorite issues just don't stand scrutiny.

What Goes Up Must Come Down

Kara Ross | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Kara Ross

How many times have you heard that? I think everyone in the jewelry business is questioning the accuracy of that cliché when it comes to the price of gold.

Austrian Medicine for the MMT Patient

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business
Robin Koerner

Austrians prefer limited government -- limited to enforcing contracts made voluntarily between free individuals. They don't want government to print and inflate money as that allows them covertly to reduce private wealth, transferring it to themselves.

Paul Blumenthal

Pawlenty Gets Gold Standard Backing | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chief proponent of a return to the monetary gold standard has contributed the maximum $10,000 from his political action committee (P...