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Steve Forbes: Return to Gold Standard - Now

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Businessman Steve Forbes is calling for an immediate return to the gold standard in theUnited States. The former presidential candidate has released a new book, called MONEY: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy—and What We Can Do About It. Forbes came out against the Federal Reserve, saying the body "has made it easier for the government to borrow, but made it much more difficult for small and new businesses, which are the job-creators of this economy." The gold standard ties the value of dollars to a fixed amount of gold in national reserve. Forbes stated currencies without such backing has led to devaluation of money, leading to a lower standard of living. The United States used currency backed by gold for 180 years, and "did very well with it," according to Forbes. The value of the dollar was lowered just a handful of times during those 18 centuries. During that time, the economy grew at an average rate of four percent per year. Forbes estimated that if Richard Nixon had not removed the country from the gold standard, the economy would be 50 percent larger than today. From the founding of the nation, the United States always enjoyed a triple-A rating from international lenders. That changed in 2011, due to massive spending and borrowing. The 66-year-old entrepreneur is also an avid proponent of the flat tax, which he believes will simplify the tax code. http://www.tpnn.com/2014/06/17/exclusive-steve-forbes-calls-for-a-return-to-the- gold-standard-and-fast http://www.newsmax.com/NewsmaxTv/Steve-Forbes-gold-standard/2014/06/09/id/575984 http://www.forbes.com/books/money-by-steve-forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2014/06/21/linking-the-dollar-to-gold- completing-the-recipe-for-restoring-an-economic-boom-for-america http://www.nasdaq.com/video/forbes--bring-back-the-gold-standard-518279682 Support Indymedia! Donate USD: http://nnn.is/donate-dollars Donate BTC: http://nnn.is/donate-bitcoin Download your free Next News "Heroes & Villains" Poster here: http://nextnewsnetwork.com/the-2013-heroes-villains-posters LIVE: http://NextNewsNetwork.com Facebook: http://Facebook.com/NextNewsNet Twitter: http://Twitter.com/NextNewsNet Sub: http://NNN.is/the_new_media Meet the Next News Team: http://youtu.be/2QnNKwQ2WkY Hashtag: #N3 About: Next News Network's WHDT World News program airs daily at 6pm and 11pm Eastern on Comcast, DirecTV and Over-the-Air and Online at http://NNN.is/on-WHDT WHDT World News is available to 6 million viewers from South Beach to Sebastian, Florida and to 2 million viewers in Boston, Massachusetts via WHDN. WHDT broadcasts on RF channel 44 (virtual channel 9) from Palm City and is carried on cable TV channels 44 (SD) and 1044 (HD) by AT&T, on cable channels 17 (SD) and 438 (HD) in West Palm Beach by Comcast, on satellite channel 44 (SD) in West Palm Beach by DIRECTV, and on WHDN-Boston which broadcasts on RF channel 38 (virtual channel 6) from the Government Center district in downtown Boston. More about WHDT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHDT #SR