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Tag: Nixon
  • Forty Years of Fiat Money: A Lament

    August 15, 1971…a date which will live in infamy. Behind closed doors and under a cloak of silence, President Nixon and his trusted team of Treasury officials and economic advisors decided on one of the most dramatic economic moves in American history:  They removed the dollar from the gold standard. The decision came at a …

  • Speech Analysis

    If you’ve never played around with Wordle, it’s “a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” One blogger made six word clouds of 9-12 speeches from Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Nixon, Bush 2, and Obama. It’s hardly …