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Analyst Christopher K. Potter Appointed as Advisor to The Gold Standard Now

Christopher K. Potter, Analyst, has recently been appointed as an advisor for The Gold Standard Now.org Christopher K. Potter has been appointed as an advisor to , a project of The Lehrman Institute. Institute founder and chairman Lewis E. Lehrman said: “Chris Potter is a distinguished investment manager with an outstanding record of fiduciary integrity and first class performance. He is an expert on the economics of gold production. He understands and advocates the gold standard.” TheGoldStandardNow.org is a website that provides information about the classical gold standard. The site …Read more

The Lehrman Institute Launches TheGoldStandardNow.org -- News of and Features About the Classical Gold Standard Restored to Today's World

The Lehrman Institute has launched The Gold Standard Now, providing news, research and history on the gold standard as a sound monetary policy. The Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce the launch of The Gold Standard Now, at . This newly launched news and commentary aggregator is focused on domestic and international monetary policy issues. It provides visitors with the latest information on what the classical gold standard is (and isn't), its history, the passionate debate it sparks at present, and its likely future readoption. The classical gold standard means that the American …Read more

Lewis E. Lehrman: “House Budget Resolution Fails to Reform the Federal Reserve System”

The Wall Street Journal published an important editorial feature by The Gold Standard Now's founder and Chairman, Lewis E. Lehrman, in its April 26th national edition. Mr. Lehrman has re-emerged in the national spotlight with his March 17th testimony before the House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy. The Wall Street Journal published an important editorial feature by The Gold Standard Now's founder and Chairman, Lewis E. Lehrman, in its April 26th national edition. Mr. Lehrman has re-emerged in the national spotlight with his March 17th testimony before the House Subcommittee on …Read more

Lewis E. Lehrman on How to Solve the U.S. Debt Problem

Appearing on Lou Dobbs Tonight, Lehrman Institute Chairman Lewis E. Lehrman, introduced by Mr. Dobbs as "a man of amazing accomplishments", addressed the fundamental breakdown in the Republican Party and its lack of focus on strong growth policies—a statement with which Mr. Dobbs strongly concurred. On Lou Dobbs Tonight, Mr. Dobbs posed this question “Republican Party right now seems conflicted, it seems adrift and in some ways divided over what to do about entitlements, how strong to go against more spending. What is your sense of what is happening and should be happening?” Lehrman states in …Read more

Needed: A Candidate Who Can Argue Political Economy

In an important piece in today's , Lew Lehrman explains the connection between monetary and fiscal policy—fiscal policy will almost inevitably tend toward deficits and debt if the monetary authorities are (virtually) unconstrained in financing that debt. Until it all comes crashing down—as it is now about to. And he suggests a solution:
The solution to the problem is equally simple. First, in order to limit Fed discretion, the dollar must be made convertible to a weight unit of gold by congressional statute—at a price that preserves the level of nominal wages in order to avoid the threat of …
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