Gold

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Requiring that citizens track transactions in gold or alternative currencies and pay taxes on gains and losses relative to the dollar is just another mechanism for keeping the monetary playing field unbalanced in favor of government fiat.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

“Money” lacks a standard definition. In his 2014 book Dawn of Gold: The Real Story of Money, Gold Standard Institute President Philip Barton defines money as a “store of stable value,” and it is this stable value that separates gold from everything else that aspires to be called money.

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

The contrasting supply and demand mechanisms of Bitcoin and gold mining pose real challenges to the cryptocurrency's future.

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

There is a reason to the rhyme of why dealers, rappers, and pimps wear their wealth. It all comes down to the legal gulf that separates their professions and art from civic practices. If you want to keep what you have earned, and take every precaution against having it pillaged by the police, it’s best to carry it with you.

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Government monetary policy was not invented to help the everyday person but instead to benefit the government and its connected interests, “the swindlers.”

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Devaluation, or clipping the coinage, as the process was called in the days of the Robber Kings, is a subtle form of taxation. Like most other taxes, those imposed by this insidious method will be borne by the Forgotten Man.

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Coinage provided an easy-to-assess standard. It also presented a significant temptation for the fiscal authority.

Monday, November 13th, 2017

whirlwind tour through alternative theories would seem to suggest one fits much more comfortably with a pro-liberty worldview than another.

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Creating gold requires an excedingly rare event and unfathomable amounts of energy.

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

A company is trying to bring the calming influence of gold to the Wild West frontier of cryptocurrencies

Monday, August 28th, 2017

A monetary standard based on Bitcoin, a digital currency, would act something like the gold standard in making price levels more predictable and stabilizing exchange rates but would likely be undone by politicians and central bankers.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Several key factors make Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at best imperfect substitutes for gold.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The Arizona legislature passed a gold bill, HB 2014. This legislation recognizes that gold and silver coins are legal tender, and repeals the capital gains tax levied on the metals.

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Texans’ writing checks as good as gold is just a few months from reality.

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Texas declared it wants to repatriate its gold, sending beams through the monetary world. Is this the long-awaited new day for alt-currency devotees or another false dawn?

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

In 1900, President William McKinley signed the Gold Standard Act, explicitly making gold the only commodity exchangeable for U.S. paper money.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Last month, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 862 into law, once again recognizing gold and silver as legal tender and an acceptable means of payment of debts in the Sooner State.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
by EDWIN VIERA Mr. Vieira is an attorney specializing in constitutional law. He is the author of numerous publications on monetary law.

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