Why Gold Will Always Have a Role in the International Monetary System: Steve Hanke

The Jay Martin Show, Released on 9/5/23

Renowned Economist Steve Hanke explains the importance of gold in the international monetary system and how he sees its role evolving in these uncertain times. Steve also provides his view on the failures of the energy transition, the endless aid being send to Ukraine, the impact of the BRICS alliance, and more.

00:00 Introduction
00:29 Will the Energy Transition Fall Apart?
06:05 Endless Aid to Ukraine
13:02 Thoughts on BRICS Summit
18:39 Benefits of Currency Boards
24:41 Argentina’s Economic Crisis
29:14 Role of Gold and Silver

Steve Hanke is an American applied economist at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a senior fellow and director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington, DC, and co-director of the Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise in Baltimore, Maryland. Hanke is known for his work as a currency reformer in emerging-market countries. He was a senior economist with President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1981 to 1982, and has served as an adviser to heads of state in countries throughout Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. He is also known for his work on currency boards, dollarization, hyperinflation, water pricing and demand, benefit-cost analysis, privatization, and other topics in applied economics. Hanke has written extensively as a columnist for Forbes magazine and other publications. He is also a currency and commodity trader.

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