“The gold standard, in a new incarnation, quite obviously no longer is a fringe issue. It has entered the mainstream. The conservative, libertarian, and Tea Party Republican voter base, and the ethnic and union members of the Democratic voter base, are receptive. Interestingly, blacks and union members, when polled, appear even more enthusiastic for gold than libertarians and conservatives….
Now the gold standard now is beginning to move beyond the op-ed pages, pages which often serve as, as Clausewitz said of war, “politics by other means.” The gold standard proposition is dignified by invitation of its proponents to dignified forums. These are worthy of a closer look. ProCon.orgis a nonprofit forum with the mission of “Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.” Last year it informed over 15 million unique visitors and served up almost 60 million pageviews on a variety of interesting controversies.”