I also share your view as I am aware of what you just wrote about. I would take it a step further and argue that you could have more than just silver and gold metallic standard. But also add in platinum and palladium too for a more reliable monetary system.
I too questioned just Gold as the standard. While I love Ron Paul and believe in the message, that doesn't mean that I agreed with everything that he said. I too have other views than his. Which is a healthy thing.
I do believe that the more precious metals we have comprising a monetary system that the more stable the monetary system would be. Adding other precious metals would be a major major plus in my opinion.
But it is ABSOLUTELY necessary that a "standard of weight and measure" be established for all these metals. And that is one role government would and should play.
With today's coinage, it's just a mixture of base metals that have no real worth and are NOT precious in any sense of the word as we would use it. It's a smidgen of a click away from pure physical fiat currency and digital fiat currency too. Since both can still buy goods and services through the forcing of legal tender laws!
With monetary standards completely wiped out in terms of "weights and measures" we are now sitting at the cusp of what could be and probably will be the greatest collapse in recorded financial history as we know and are aware of. And that will be devastating to much of anyone alive today in a developed world.
That being said, you should go ahead and teach about the "other side" since the books do appear to be biased toward central banks and fiat standards. Would love to hear how it turns out!
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