Category Archive: Gold Standard

Main Author Keith Weiner
Keith Weiner is president of the Gold Standard Institute USA in Phoenix, Arizona, and CEO of the precious metals fund manager Monetary Metals. He created DiamondWare, a technology company that he sold to Nortel Networks in 2008. He has his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics. He lives with his wife near Phoenix, Arizona. In March 2015 he moved his Gold Standard column from Forbes to SNBCHF.com.

Inflation=Counterfeiting

Keith Weiner explains why Inflation is, at root, a monetary fraud, it is finally caused by an increase in the money supply. The Fed deceives us into accepting this bad paper as currency by making its new dollars look like real currency. This is the very essence of counterfeiting.

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Why Did Both Silver and Gold Become Money?

Keith Weiner explains why gold and silver, two shiny metals, have become money. They fill different human needs, and evolved through different paths. Money solves a problem called the coincidence of wants. Moreover he looks on the choice between gold and silver.

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America Needs The Gold Standard More Than Ever

The United States needs the gold standard more than ever. The gold standard is neither barbaric nor impractical, and it is more urgently needed every day. This is because the standard of paper money is failing. It has set in motion an accelerating series of crises, each worse than the previous. The nation cannot continue to borrow to infinity, nor can the U.S. endure zero interest much longer.

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The Fed’s Bubbles Destroy Capital

Keith Weiner explains the relationship between hoarding and lending. He advocates that interest rates should not be repressed artificially, otherwise bubbles will arise that destroy capital.

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Government Debt: Not Unfunded Liabilities but Fraudulent Promises

According to Keith Weiner of the Gold Standard Institute USA, the U.S. government reports its debt at more than 17 trillion dollars, often called "unfunded liabilities". To put this sum in perspective, it’s well over 50 thousand bucks for every man, woman, and child in America. The best way to help everyone understand the truth is to use plain and accurate language. Instead of using the term unfunded liabilities, he suggests "fraudulent promises".

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Will “the 1%” Accept the Gold Standard?

Keith Weiner explains why the 1% wealth will not like the gold standard, they want to keep achieving trading profits caused by asset price inflation.

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The Mixed Economy: Plunder And Trade

Ayn Rand argued that it is the Communists’ intention to make people think that personal success is somehow achieved at the expense of others. What can we say about the goal of the Fed’s quantitative easing? The central bank’s every act over 6 years has been to force markets towards the opposite outcome that free people would choose, one example is Goldman Sachs that profited greatly on Fed's bail-outs.

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The Gold Standard For Skeptics



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Small Step Forward for Gold In Arizona

On February 4, 2015 Keith Weiner testified before the Arizona House Federalism and States’ Rights Committee in support of HB 2173. The bill would recognize gold and silver as legal tender and eliminates taxes on them.

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The Gold Standard For Libertarians



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2014 Posts on Gold Standard



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DRAFT: The Biggest Monetary Change In 80 Years



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Disgruntled Fed Lawyer Blows Whistle on Regulatory Capture



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Accumulated Capital of Centuries Going Up In Smoke

According to Keith Weiner, capital adds leverage to human effort. Capital makes employment and wages possible. Keith argues that Fed destroys savings with zero interest rates, and herds savers into bubbles. It causes wages to fall and creates chronic pressure to lay off workers. The Fed destroys capital.

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We Need a Declaration of Monetary Independence



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Why Did Ron Paul Say Gold Could Go To Infinity?



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Will New Money Market Rules Break Money Markets?



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Europe Stricken With Negative Deposit Rate

Keith Weiner explains that a negative deposit rate means that commercial banks pay the central bank a percentage. It is a privilege, for which they must pay. The result of the ECB operation won’t be much of an increase in business lending or consumer prices. The result will be even lower interest rates on government bonds.

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Thomas Piketty Pens Communist Manifesto for 21st Century

Keith Weiner explains, why Thomas Piketty's book and his proposition of a 80% income tax represent a new Communist Manifesto.

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Legal Tender Forces Gold Out



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