Learning Resources

Here is a list of learning resources, divided between articles and videos, about a gold standard to broaden the public’s understanding of it and to encourage its return. Though not all of the writers below necessarily endorse a return to a gold standard, their articles are chosen because they bring up good points or offer a unique perspective.

Gold Standard Articles

The Library of Economics and Liberty has an article entitled Gold Standard by Michael D. Bordo, a Rutgers University economics professor.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has an interesting PDF article about the gold standard entitled The International Gold Standard and U.S. Monetary Policy from World War I to the New Deal, written by researcher Leland Crabbe, which covers the period after the First World War.

The Mises Institute has an interesting article entitled The Gold Standard Never Dies by libertarian writer and advocate Lew Rockwell that discusses the persistence of interest in gold despite popular attempts to belittle it.

The Congressional Research Service has a PDF article entitled Brief History of the Gold Standard in the United States by macroeconomic specialist Craig K. Elwell.

Gold Standard Videos

Learn Liberty has a Youtube video featuring professor Lawrence H. White of George Mason University entitled What Is the Gold Standard? that briefly covers the history and benefits of a gold standard.

Moneyweek.com has a Youtube tutorial with Tim Bennett entitled What Is a Gold Standard? that also explains what a gold standard is and its benefits according to proponents.