Posts Tagged ‘gold standard’


De ce aurul înseamnă bani? Doar câteva argumente aduse de celebrul Congressman american Ron Paul, pe site-ul  propriu.

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The move shows how five years of easy monetary policy – and the efforts of libertarian congressman Ron Paul – have made the once-fringe idea of returning to gold-as-money a legitimate part of Republican debate.

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Not even sound money, and therefore neither gold standard, can protect the monetary system against the politician’s abuses, says Jim Rogers, at Bucharest. But gold and silver remain, in his opinion, the best long-term investments. (more…)


Criza ultimilor patru ani a făcut omenirea să pună la îndoială mai mult decât oricând meritele pieţei libere şi ale principiilor liberale aplicabile mecanismului economic. Piaţa liberă este blamată, şi considerată sursa tuturor relelor – iar implementarea unor reglementări mai stricte este tot mai vocal cerută.

Supra-reglementarea şi “planificarea de la centru” sunt, prin urmare, văzute ca cele mai bune “remedii” pentru boala de care economia suferă. (more…)


Nouriel Roubini este unul dintre cei mai vehemenţi contestatari ai ideii ancorării sistemului monetar internaţional de aur. Din fericire … sau din păcate pentru el, de cealaltă parte a baricadei se află nume cel puţin la fel de sonore – care, mai mult sau mai puţin voalat vorbesc despre reinstituirea – într-o formă sau alta … a etalonului aur.

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Silver-Coin Sales Booming at Perth Mint

Silver-coin sales from Australia’s Perth Mint, which was founded in 1899 and processes all of the country’s bullion, have surged to a record as buyers seek to protect their wealth with the metal known as poor man’s gold.

The mint sold 10.7 million 1-ounce silver coins since July 1 last year, according to Sales and Marketing Director Ron Currie. That’s 66 percent higher than the previous full fiscal year and about 10-fold more than five years earlier. Sales of 1- ounce gold coins will be close to a record, he said.

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The publisher of The Gartman Letter thinks gold is becoming the world’s No. 2 reserve asset, that OPEC will outlast the euro, but that ultimately, nothing is more important than agriculture.

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