June 26, 2021 Myra P. Saefong New banking rules, part of a sweeping international accord known as Basel III, will come into effect on Monday and mark a big change for European banks and their dealings with gold — potentially altering the landscape for precious metal demand and prices. Like many reforms put in place
When I visited South Africa in 1979, it was the world’s largest gold producer, mining some 1,000 tons a year. Today South Africa is not even in the top 10 gold producing countries. Between 2010 and 2018, the world’s gold production grew by 2.5%. However, over the last two years, production has fallen by 4.78%.
[Written in 1966, 21 years before Greenspan introduced money printing to the Federal Reserve system. Greenspan served as Chairman of the Fed for nearly 21 years.] This article originally appeared in the newsletter The Objectivist and was reprinted in Ayn Rand’s Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one