06/14/2010 02:13 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Should Lawmakers Be Allowed To Invest In The Industries They Regulate?

Rep. Ron Paul is captivated by gold. Over the past two decades, he has written books about the virtues of gold-backed currency. He has made uncounted speeches about the precious metal. He even took a leadership post on the House subcommittee that oversees the nation's monetary policy, mints and gold medals. But his focus on gold goes beyond the theoretical.