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Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of

Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of
Richard Cantillon is the most important economist you’ve never heard of. Born in Ireland sometime in the mid- to late-1600s, Richard Cantillon’s contributions to economics are found in his major work, Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General (Essay on the Nature of Commerce in General). In 1734, Cantillon was mysteriously murdered by a disgruntled former employee, and his... Read More

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States
The Great Recession, coupled with the “Ron Paul Revolution,” prompted a renaissance of the sound money movement in the United States. As Germany, Russia, and China — to name a few — continue to increase their gold holdings, the hegemonic power of Federal Reserve Notes (referred to today as the dollar) is slowly slipping away. Simultaneously, whispers—once relegated to fringe... Read More

Money, Fake Money, and Sound Money

Money, Fake Money, and Sound Money
Americans no longer carry gold and silver money in our pockets and purses as our grandparents did. But we still carry the history, legacy, and spirit of those gold and silver coins in our language. “Sound money” embodies a clear message recognized for centuries around the world. It describes the musical, metallic ring of a gold, silver, or copper coin... Read More

GOP Congressman Investigates Undisclosed Gold Market Intervention

GOP Congressman Investigates Undisclosed Gold Market Intervention
GOP Congressman Investigates Undisclosed Gold Market Intervention by China and the Exchange Stabilization Fund Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) Calls Out Fed & Treasury for Dodging Questions on Gold Activities Washington, DC (July 31, 2018) – A member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is calling out the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury for dodging questions about their activities involving... Read More

Utah, Texas, and Wyoming Top 2018’s Sound Money Index

Utah, Texas, and Wyoming Top 2018’s Sound Money Index
Utah, Texas, and Wyoming Top 2018’s ‘Sound Money Index,’ Which Was Just Released by the Sound Money Defense League The 2018 Sound Money Index is the first index of its kind, ranking all 50 states using 9 indicators to determine which states offer the most pro-sound money environment in the country Charlotte, NC (July 9th, 2018) –Utah, Texas, and Wyoming... Read More

Sound Money Scholarship Winners

Sound Money Scholarship Winners
National Precious Metals Company Announces Sound Money Scholarship Winners December 13, 2017 (Eagle, Idaho) — A national precious metals dealer has selected four outstanding students to receive tuition assistance from America’s first gold-backed scholarship fund. Beginning last year, Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer recently ranked “Best in the USA,” teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League... Read More

Congressmen Press the U.S Mint for Action on Counterfeit Gold and Silver Coins

Congressmen Press the U.S Mint for Action on Counterfeit Gold and Silver Coins
Washington, DC (October 27, 2017) — Congressmen Alex Mooney (R-WV) and Frank Lucas (R-OK) today delivered a formal letter to the United States Mint and Secret Service, urging aggressive action on the growing problem of high-quality counterfeits of U.S. precious metals coins entering the country from China and elsewhere. “Enclosed herewith is a 1995 1 oz. Gold American Eagle coin,... Read More

Gold and Lord Rama – The Reason for the Diwali Season

Gold and Lord Rama – The Reason for the Diwali Season
October 19, 2017 marks an important holiday in the Indian culture. Diwali begins. Diwali is one of the biggest festivals for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. It is a lavish celebration of the victory of light over darkness with its gleaming candles, luxurious works of art, and opulent feasts. Diwali is also characterized by gift giving. Buying and gifting gold is... Read More

Gold-Backed Scholarship Helps Students Cope with Runaway Tuition Inflation

Gold-Backed Scholarship Helps Students Cope with Runaway Tuition Inflation
A major national precious metals dealer has just opened its gold-backed scholarship fund for 2017 applicants.  Funds will be awarded to students who understand that gold is money and are able to clearly articulate the many failures of the inflation-creating Federal Reserve System. Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer recently ranked “Best in the USA,” teamed up with... Read More

Why Good Economics Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Good Economics Matters Now More Than Ever
In a newsletter published in 1970, economist Murray Rothbard wrote, “It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.” This is an oft-quoted platitude... Read More