You don't seem to get it, but the fiat money in existence is in the hands of our government. The government is the owner of the Federal Reserve System and the primary beneficiary of that system; after all, what would you call someone who receives over 94% of all earnings of the FED? I CALL IT THE OWNER!!!
Free markets have not existed in this country for well over a hundred years. What we have had is a mixed economy where the primary force behind economic movements is not the free market, but the manipulation of economic factors through government intervention and central bank monetary polices. The fact is that gold lends itself to the free market in so many ways that it would take several thousand pages to describe all those ways. Not only does gold lend itself to the operation of free markets because, once in circulation, gold money becomes extremely difficult to actually control thereby allowing the free market to make "decisions" not the government, not the government's Federal Reserve Lapdog.
"We are not a nation, but a union, a confederacy of equal and sovereign States" John C. Calhoun
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