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  Grant: Trillion-Dollar Coin Not the Answer

Has Paper Currency Failed America?

  Lew Lehrman, author of "True Gold Standard" believes that America's 40 year experiment with a fiat currency has been an abject failure and if the nation is to thrive, we must get back on the gold standard immediately.

Return to the Gold Standard?

  Talk of a gold standard is back in focus in politics for the first time in three decades. Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX), weighs in.

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Watches are displayed in the window of the Gold Standard jewellery store in New York
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A store manager talks to a potential customer about gold watches inside the Gold Standard jewellery store in New York
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Store manager Jared Minsky talks to a potential customer about gold watches inside the Gold Standard jewellery store in New York, April 15, 2013. The price of gold bullion tumbled nearly 8 percent in heavy trade on Monday, and was on track for a record single-day loss of more $100 per ounce, as inv