Yes, you heard that correctly, Alan Greenspan, who we pointed out back here “Ho Ho Gold & Silver away” hinting at he Gold standard being the only way forwards, has just come right out with it on Fox News.
We have been convinced that some sort of a return to the Gold standard is inevitable, probably a Digital gold backed currency, and especially so since Bob Chapman agreed with us about Robert Zoellick – President of the World Bank saying the same thing here, as a test of the water.
As long as quantitative easing is official Fed and Wall Street policy, gold is going to continue to rise with silver, and the stronger the case is that gold is the real world reserve currency. That means all currencies will eventually have to be backed by gold.
We believe that elitists have accepted this fact and that was borne out recently by World Bank President, CFR, Trilateralist and Bilderberger Robert Zoellick. We can assure you that was no slip of the tongue. That was a cleverly planted trial balloon to get public reaction.
So when Alan Greenspan joins the chorus on Faux TV.. well.. it’s all over bar the calculations (and the parabolic moonshot, obviously..)
For the actual calculations see the bottom of Tyler’s Zero Hedge piece quoted here
You read that right. After such establishment “luminaries” as World Bank president Robert Zoellick, Warren Buffett’s father Howard, Jim Grant, and, most recently, Kansas Fed president Thomas Hoenig, all voiced their support for a return to a gold standard, the most recent addition to the motley group of contrite voodoo shamans is none othe than the man who is singlehandedly responsible for America’s addition to cheap toxic credit, who spawned such destroyers of the middle class as the current Chaircreature, and who currently is the chief advisor in John Paulson’s crusade to gobble up every ounce of deliverable physical in the world: former Fed Chairman – Alan Greenspan! In an interview with Fox Business, the man who refuses to go away into that good night: “We have at this particular stage a fiat money which is essentially money printed by a government and it’s usually a central bank which is authorized to do so. Some mechanism has got to be in place that restricts the amount of money which is produced, either a gold standard or a currency board, because unless you do that all of history suggest that inflation will take hold with very deleterious effects on economic activity… There are numbers of us, myself included, who strongly believe that we did very well in the 1870 to 1914 period with an international gold standard.” And a further stunner: Greenspan himself wonders if we really need a central bank. Now our only question: why couldn’t the maestro speak as clearly and coherently during his tenure which resulted in our current near-terminal financial state.
And as a reminder, courtesy of Dylan Grice, if and when we do get a return to a gold standard there would be a need to reindex the monetary base to a real time equivalent price of gold, putting the price of the precious metal at about $6,300:
“The US owns nearly 263m troy ounces of gold (the world’s biggest holder) while the Fed’s monetary base is $1.7 trillion. So the price of gold at which the US dollars would be fully gold-backed is currently around $6,300.” And here you have people worried about day trading volatility…