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Tag: Alternative Currency
  • Misconceptions about the Gold Standard

    With the faltering dollar and the ascent of Ron Paul’s intellectual influence, the idea of the gold standard has received an increasing amount of attention over the past few years. Naturally, the policy proposal often associated with libertarians has been harshly criticized by those who would prefer the government to have the power to print …

  • The Case for Bimetallism and Commodity Currencies

    There is an old classical story about a king named Midas who made a wish with the gods that everything he touched would turn into gold. At first, things seemed to be excellent. He had gold blankets, a gold table, a gold castle. But after awhile, things did not seem so good. Every time he …

  • Bitcoin entering the mainstream

    Bitcoin, the most widely used alternative currency around the world, is entering a new chapter in its development, one that is sure to propel it into mainstream US business and society. The first of a series of events that have highlighted this transition occurred earlier this week when Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin currency …

  • Alternative Currency at Liberty Forum

    New Hampshire’s Liberty Forum, put on by The Free State Project was such an awesome opportunity for YAL at the University of New Hampshire-Manchester. We have gained so much support throughout our community. One of the hottest topics at Liberty Forum was alternative currency. Shire Silver, a company founded by Ron Helwig, was a hot …

  • Utah Legalizes Gold and Silver as Currency!

    If you recall, we covered this hopeful story from the West back in March. Today we can now say that there is a state in this country that has authorized the use of competing currencies, specifically gold and silver. [And the crowd goes wild!] Over 10 states have similar bills drafted, but Utah is paving the …

  • Local Currencies

    We didn’t make this idea up. The silver circles you find in our film in 2019 were inspired by history as well as present day rebels. When the economy begins to hurt, people begin protecting their financial wellbeing. Some communities have even created their own currencies in order to combat inflation on the national dollar. …

  • Keep Your Savings Away from the Dollar

    The $8 Trillion spent by the Treasury and Congress in the last few months, most of which was printed by the Fed, implies a huge wave of inflation that will hit us in the next couple years.  Last year’s estimated Gross Domestic Product was $14 Trillion.  Even if the Federal Government imposed a 50% tax, it still wouldn’t bring in enough funding …