"If we'd been on a gold standard since 1971, when Richard Nixon took us off the gold standard, today our economy would be 50 percent larger if we'd just maintained historic growth rates we had for the first 180 years of our existence," the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media explained.


"Gold gives money . . . stability just like the ruler measures length, the clock measures time, a scale measures weight," Forbes added. "A dollar measures value and when the value is stable, you get a lot more investment, a lot more growth, a lot more opportunity."

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