June 13th, 2018 • First, what is a gold standard? There is no such thing as the gold standard: there have been many gold standards throughout history, and they can function quite differently depending on institutional particulars. In general, a gold standard is any system
April 25th, 2018 • A Member of Congress posed some pointed questions to the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury this week about their activities involving America’s gold reserves, including, apparently, efforts to “drive gold out of the world financial system in favor
Senator Ted Cruz’s Bill to Remove the Inflation Tax from Capital Gains Addresses a Symptom but Not the Cause
April 13th, 2018 • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has just announced he will introduce a bill to end taxes on capital "gains" that are simply a result of inflation.
March 12th, 2018 • Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Greenlights Senate Bill 156, Removing Sales Tax from Precious Metals at the State Level
Congressman Criticizes U.S. Mint for “Disappointing and Concerning” Inaction on Counterfeit Precious Metals Coins
March 12th, 2018 • Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV) criticized the United States Mint for its “disappointing and concerning” lack of awareness or action on the growing problem of high-quality counterfeits of U.S. precious-metals coins entering the country from China and e
March 7th, 2018 • Following a 44-14 vote in the Wyoming House last week, the Wyoming State Senate today overwhelmingly approved a bill which helps restore constitutional, sound money in Wyoming.
February 21st, 2018 • In an affront to every single Republican serving in the Idaho House as well as the Democrat Minority Leader, a majority of the Idaho Senate Local Government Taxation Committee voted down a key sound money bill yesterday that would end unjust taxation on t
February 13th, 2018 • The Idaho State House today overwhelmingly approved a bill which helps restore constitutional, sound money in the Gem State.
January 16th, 2018 • Immediately following the inauguration in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt focussed on what his advisers told him was the real problem: the fall in the prices of everything. The theory, which is completely wrong, is that falling prices were causing t