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Arizona Considers Bill to Safeguard State's Assets with Gold and Silver

January 21st, 2019 • Arizona Representative Mark Finchem has introduced a bill to allocate a portion of Arizona's Budget Stabilization Fund in physical gold and silver

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Wyoming Introduces Bill to Secure Reserve Funds with Gold

January 17th, 2019 • Wyoming State Representative Scott Clem (R-Campbell) has introduced a bill that protects the state's reserves by allocating a modest portion of the fund be held in gold and silver.

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Wyoming Legislators Want State to De-Risk Investments by Holding Gold and Silver

January 17th, 2019 • Wyoming legislators introduce three bills to protect the state's assets with gold and silver

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Wyoming Introduces Bill to Insulate State Pension Fund with Gold and Silver

January 16th, 2019 • Wyoming legislator Representative Mark Jennings (R-Sheridan) has introduced a bill to protect the retirement of thousands by allocating a small portion of the state's retirement funds in the monetary metals.

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Wyoming Introduces Bill to Protect Mineral Trust Fund with Monetary Metals

January 16th, 2019 • The Wyoming Legislature has introduced a bill to empower the State Treasurer to hold gold and silver in the state's permanent minerals trust fund

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What Is A "Legal Tender Law"? And, Is It A Problem?

December 12th, 2018 • What is a legal tender law? Over the years, there has been some discussion about “legal tender laws” in the United States. I talked to a legal expert about it, and discovered – as I suspected – that it doesn’t mean quite the same thing as many

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Perpetual Inflation vs. Sound Money

December 10th, 2018 • Among the most important financial forces in the world are fashions in central bankers’ ideas. The dominant central bank fashion in recent years is the notion that they should create perpetual inflation at the rate of 2% per year—not 2% sometimes, but

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Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of

December 10th, 2018 • Richard Cantillon is the most important economist you’ve never heard of. Born in Ireland sometime in the mid- to late-1600s, Richard Cantillon’s contributions to economics are found in his major work, Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General (Essay

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2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States

December 5th, 2018 • The Great Recession, coupled with the “Ron Paul Revolution,” prompted a renaissance of the sound money movement in the United States. As Germany, Russia, and China -- to name a few -- continue to increase their gold holdings, the hegemonic power of F

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Government, Gold, and Separating Money From the State

December 4th, 2018 • How long will the current improvement in employment and output growth continue? Will the Federal Reserve’s recent policy of nudging up market interest rates impede growth and employment, or will it act as a damper on possible future price inflation with

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