If the free market decides, we don't need to discuss "returning to the gold standard", because the market will automatically choose that, right?
It isn't a political question then, it isn't even necessary to discuss.
The reason some people are pushing for a gold standard, is that at least 25% (or 30,000 tons of gold), are owned by central banks, and the price is fixed in London at N M Rothschild & Sons daily. Gold is a monopolized market with tons of manipulation and government intervention. It can not be considered at this moment to be a "free market" in the usual meaning of the word free.
Free markets don't always choose a certain commodity. When too many people try to artificially drive up the price of a commodity, like gold, the free market chooses something else. that is why free markets are better than government in deciding "what we return to"
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