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Republicans Eye Return To Gold Standard

Republicans Eye Return To Gold Standard

The gold standard has returned to mainstream US politics for the first time in 30 years, with a “gold commission” set to become part of official Republican party policy.

Drafts of the party platform, which it will adopt at a convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, next week, call for an audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy and a commission to look at restoring the link between the dollar and gold.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/06ebfdaa-ed3f-11e1-83d1-00144fe...