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Steve Forbes: "It was always understood that the Dollar's ultimate value had to be linked to the yellow metal. Why? We all know markets works best with fixed weights and measures. Money is a measure of value and works best when its value is stable."
"If after that fateful day the U.S. had maintained the average rate of growth it had achieved for the previous 180 years under the gold standard, the economy would now be at least 50% larger than it is today."