Much Ado About Gold Standards

There is a lot of buzz about the gold standard in the news these days. Neocons, wanting to grab Libertarian votes, like to talk about the gold standard. Financial outlets like Bloomberg and other MSM are talking about the gold standard too. Although this is a small step in the right direction, a “gold standard” is actually a rigged standard.

When people hear the phrase, gold standard, they imagine a system where the dollar is backed by gold. Unfortunately, this is only partially true. When the government speaks of a gold standard, they are referring to a system where the government ties the dollar to gold and (this is the bad part) specifies the price of gold. It’s all about control.  You can guarantee any future attempts to create a gold standard will be rigged against us.

To be fair, a gold standard is better than pure fiat currency. It does keep government spending in check better than fiat, which the government can borrow from the Fed at will at your expense. In a free society, however, people would be free to use whatever medium they choose as money.  I would choose gold and silver.

The Shining: Kubrick’s Secret Gold Message

Here’s a fantastic video series about a secret message Stanley Kubrick has hidden in the movie, The Shining. Not only does the creator of these videos make keen observations about the movie; he also presents great historical information about the decay of the US monetary system from the gold standard to the worthless fiat it is today. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAQnfOXqiR0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7xVGy2rc_k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D8bXCR6Epk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDKT-SLtq4c