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Monetary Policy Failure: Forty Years of Fiat Currency

On this day 40 years ago, former President Richard Nixon suspended the convertibility of the U.S. dollar into gold. The decision, which radically changed the global monetary system, still holds enormous ramifications for every single American today. The money in our pockets would be worth more if Nixon hadn’t cut the link between U.S. dollars and gold.

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Monetary Policy Failure: Forty Years of Fiat Currency

On this day 40 years ago, former President Richard Nixon suspended the convertibility of the U.S. dollar into gold. The decision, which radically changed the global monetary system, still holds enormous ramifications for every single American today. The money in our pockets would be worth more if Nixon hadn’t cut the link between U.S. dollars and gold.

08/15/2011