Jim Rickards: Gold Standard vs. Fiat Money, 50 Years Later— Are We Better Off?

Stansberry Research, Released on 8/12/21

August 15, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the gold standard in the U.S. In 1971, President Richard Nixon formally unpegged the U.S. dollar from gold, meaning the greenback was no longer convertible into bullion.

Our Daniela Cambone speaks with best-selling author Jim Rickards about the U.S. economy post the gold standard to answer the most important question: are we better off?

Jim Rickards is a lawyer, investment banker and economist with over thirty years’ experience in capital markets. He is currently Chief Global Strategist at Meraglim. He advises the Department of Defense, the U.S. intelligence community, and major hedge funds on global finance, and served as a facilitator of the first ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. A frequent guest on financial news programs, Rickards is also the author of The New York Times bestselling novels Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis and The Death of Money. His latest book is The New Great Depression: Winners and Losers in a Post-Pandemic World.

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