Ron Paul [whose economics is Austrian] on Federal Reserve, banking and economy [therefor on gold and silver use as money]:
"It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and our monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." - Henry ford
G. Edward Griffin on the Federal Reserve System
Bill Buckler at The Privateer:
.... "The US Dollar is still the world's RESERVE currency. The US is the only nation in the world which can buy valuable goods and services anywhere WITHOUT having first to buy the currency of the nation from which it is buying. The US Dollar is an INTERNATIONAL trading currency as well as being a RESERVE currency. Finally, there is the simple fact that the rest of the world holds predominantly US Dollars as the "reserves" which form the foundation of their own monetary system. Without these "reserves", they haven't got a system.
It is, of course, a fact that the US Dollar is rapidly losing its reserve currency status. The planned debt issuance of the US Treasury over this calendar year - estimates range from $US 2.5 to well over $US 3 TRILLION - are not supportable. The rest of the world doesn't have that kind of money to lend. If the Obama Administration carries forward its "stimulus" (and other) policies, the stark prospect of a simple "monetisation" of the debt - by means of literal US Federal Reserve purchases of it - is a certainty. The status of the US Dollar, as an international trading and reserve currency, will not survive that. The end result is that the US Dollar will plummet, if not against all other global currencies then certainly against the one form of MONEY which is no-one else's liability - Gold." ....