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A return to the gold standard?

Russell A. Green

A return to the gold standard?.

Of the remaining GOP presidential candidates, only John Kasich and Marco Rubio have rejected the idea of a gold standard. Is the U.S. better off linking its money supply to a global commodity market or allowing an independent central bank to respond to economic conditions? International economics fellow Russell Green explains.