Money and Politics in the Land of Oz
by Quentin P. Taylor
L. Frank Baum claimed to have
written The Wonderful Wizard of Oz "solely to pleasure
the children" of his day, but scholars have found enough
parallels between Dorothy's yellow-brick odyssey and the politics
of 1890s Populism to suggest otherwise. Did Baum intend to pen
a subtle political satire on monetary reform?
The Nightmare German Inflation
by Scientific Market Analysis
The many parallels between
1924 Germany and present-day United States are cause for concern. Whether or not there
will be a Nightmare American Inflation remains to be seen, however,
the trend is not favorable. This report points out that the survivors of the German debacle
did so by purchasing gold early in the process.
Gold and Economic Freedom
by Alan Greenspan
statists were quick to recognize that if they wished to retain
political power, the amount of taxation had to be limited and
they had to resort to programs of massive deficit spending, i.e.,
they had to borrow money, by issuing government bonds, to finance
welfare expenditures on a large scale."
Who Owns and Controls the Federal Reserve?
by Dr. Edward Flaherty
Is the Federal Reserve System
secretly owned and covertly controlled by powerful foreign banking
interests? If so, how?
Gold Confiscation: How it could happen and what you can do about it
David L. Ganz, J.D.
Much has been offered in the way of opinion on the matter of a potential gold confiscation, but too little of it is well-researched, well-informed and grounded in a true understanding of the laws and regulations involved. Herein the author, a prominent New York city attorney who specializes in numismatic and precious metals' law and is often called upon by Congress to offer testimony in this regard, unravels past legal precedent and offers practical suggestions on a course of action for those concerned with the possibility of a contemporary confiscation.
Layman's Guide to the
Rules and Laws of Finance and Investment
There is an old saying that not all that glitters is gold -- as in the gold coins many of you have held in your hands. There is another kind of gold that inhabits the practical wisdom of the ages. In today's "go-get-'em," "read-it-and-forget-it" world of everyday web browsing, it can be a challenge to separate the run of the mill from the meaningful.
Greenspan on Gold and Money
The Congressional exchanges with
Here we spotlight Fed Chairman
Alan Greenspan's remarkable and extended dialogue with Representative
Dr. Ron Paul from 1997 - 2005 before the Congressional Committee on Financial
Fiat Money Inflation in France
by Andrew Dickson White
The famous study on the late 1700s runaway inflation in France. White reveals toward the end of the essay how those who had the wisdom to keep their savings in gold weathered the inflationary storm.
The Wit and Wisdom of Cartoonist Ed Stein
Cartoonist Ed Stein is no stranger to readers of the USAGOLD website. We have featured his award-winning, widely-syndicated cartoons for a good many years. When the Rocky Mountain News, where he plied his trade since 1978, went under, Stein went freelance. The Rocky's loss became our gain.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and
the Madness of Crowds
by Charles Mackay
We include this remarkable study with an agenda. If the rising generations now receiving their education,
or even their more jaded elders, find application in their own
investment philosophy, then the purpose of this Gilded Opinion
entry has been served. Complicated and timelessly revealing,
here you will find examples of herd behavior, delusion, mania,
craftiness, and financial loss and gain.
An Educational Series on Gold and Money
by Bill Buckler, The Privateer
This popular series guides the reader through the history of gold and money in the United States -- a solid overview for the beginner who wants to understand the basic economics behind why investors add gold to their portfolios.
The Dawn of a New Gold Market
The Central Bank Gold Agreement
A compilation of World Gold Council data and commentary
This background piece outlines the Central Bank Agreement on Gold in 1999 and focuses on the World Gold Council's thinking at the time agreement was reached.
Dark Vision for the World Economy
by Bernard Connolly
Every once in awhile an article comes along presenting a more precise understanding of the forces at work in the world economy. This article offers that degree of insight. Instead of global government and co-operation, the author describes a world perilously at odds with itself, fracturing along old pre-World War II fault lines, and heading toward a catastrophic inflation.
Ten Rules For Investing In Gold
by John Hathaway
Gold is a controversial, anti-establishment
investment. Therefore, do not rely on conventional financial
media and brokerage house commentary. In this area, such commentary
is even more misleading and ill informed than usual.
The Scientific Tale of the Creation
by Robert Krulich
Only in a supernova is it possible to create
atoms with 30 protons, 40 protons, 50 protons or even 60 protons.
Nature prefers even numbers for stability...Gold is a rare,
odd-numbered atom with 79 protons.
Gold, Peace and Prosperity
by Dr. Ron Paul
With the Federal Reserve unapologetically running the money printing press at full tilt, we thought it a good time to reprint this important introduction to the dangers of currency debasement. Ron Paul's Gold, Peace and Prosperity is as timely now as it was when it was first written in 1981.
Gresham's Law in the History of Money
by Dr. Robert A. Mundell, 1999 Nobel
Gresham's Law is not a statement
about static conditions; it is a statement about dynamic process.
"Good money drives out bad if they exchange for the same
price" is an acceptable expression of Gresham's Law. But
a better statement of it is that "Cheap money drives out
dear, if they exchange for the same price."
International Financial Architecture
by Dr. Robert A. Mundell, 1999 Nobel
Particularly notable is that
this gold-based recommendation aimed toward the EU is couched
within a larger commentary in which Dr. Mundell, a founding figure
for the euro system, shares his vision regarding the international
Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell - Ahead of his time
Mundell argues that the system
broke down in the early 1970s because the U.S. rejected the idea
of increasing the price of gold -- and thus made gold's relationship
with the dollar untenable -- not because fixed [currency] exchange
rates were wrong. In fact, had the U.S. revalued gold, the system
could have sailed along for another two or three decades.
The Only "Why Gold" Infographic You Will Ever Need
by Jeff Desjardins
This five part infographic on gold will educate and delight prospective and experienced gold owners alike. Not the stuff of dry economics, it reveals in roughly 15-minutes viewing time how gold came to be mankind's most revered form of money and safe haven asset, and why it is likely to remain so for a long time to come.