LIBERTY: The gold standard prevents big government

http://www.mises.org/story/2369

Financing the Empire
By Mark Thornton
Posted on 11/9/2006

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A gold standard also helps prevent governments from starting useless spending programs, creating expensive bureaucracies, running budget deficits, and waging unnecessary wars. It can even help smooth out and even eliminate the business cycle. Economic science and history all point to the advantages of market-based money and the disadvantages of government-controlled systems.

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To regain our liberty, we must get back to the gold standard.

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