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PostSubject: Is There Such a Thing as a Free-Market Gold Standard?   Is There Such a Thing as a Free-Market Gold Standard? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 09, 2019 8:16 pm

Twice recently I’ve come across arguments to the effect that, despite what some libertarians, goldbugs, cryptocurrency fans, and Fed Board candidates imagine, the idea that the historical gold standard kept governments from managing money, leaving the job to market forces, is a myth.
In his June 24th piece criticizing Facebook’s Libra Currency, which is being marketed as a sort of international stablecoin, Barry Eichengreen writes:

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