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August 23, 2012

Makin' Deals: Republican Platform Will Call for "Gold Commission" To Consider Desirability of Gold Standard

Gee, I wonder why they're doing this.

Drafts of the party platform, which it will adopt at a convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, next week, call for an audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy and a commission to look at restoring the link between the dollar and gold.

The move shows how five years of easy monetary policy – and the efforts of congressman Ron Paul – have made the once-fringe idea of returning to gold-as-money a legitimate part of Republican debate.

Marsha Blackburn, a Republican congresswoman from Tennessee and co-chair of the platform committee, said the issues were not adopted merely to placate Mr Paul and the delegates that he picked up during his campaign for the party’s nomination.

Ah well, study away. Nothing is harmed by a study.

Unless it's cooked, of course.

Whatever. This is how the sausage gets made.


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