Nice comment, bb. I agree the gold standard can be very, very unfavorable to the common man. And I'm a common man if ever there has been one. It's very sad to me 95% of DPers, a freedom professing people, favor the gold standard. They're missing the obvious, something I used to explain to people here and which I won't do nowadays. I used to explain and prompt people to grasp concepts and use generalities of history regarding money, but I was unsuccessful and scorned, so no more of my comments trying to induce people to understand gold differently, correctly. I won't spend time discussing this issue other than to chime in on someone's commentary I agree with because to speak contrary to gold standard on the DP is to be a courageous (which I was) and, eventually, exhausted (which I am). I hope you continue talking about your view on gold and, more important than gold, currencies treated as gold: debt vs. debt free and, as I think you mentioned but what I think is paramount, control and issuance.
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