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Recent Arguments Against the Gold Standard

  title={Recent Arguments Against the Gold Standard},
  author={Lawrence H. White},
  journal={Comparative Political Economy: Monetary Policy eJournal},
  • Lawrence H. White
  • Published 20 June 2013
  • Economics
  • Comparative Political Economy: Monetary Policy eJournal
The presidential primary contests of 2011–12 brought renewed attention to the idea of reinstituting a gold standard. The 2012 Republican Party platform ultimately included a plank calling for the creation of a commission to study the issue.The favorable attention given to the idea of reinstituting a gold standard has attracted criticism of the idea from a variety of sources. Considered here are the most important arguments against the gold standard that have been made by economists and economic… 
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