Monday, October 13, 2008

Gold and Property rights

"In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. ... This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists' tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists' antagonism toward the gold standard."

-- Alan Greenspan, former Chairman, US Federal Reserve

from Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's too bad he didn't practice it when he was Chairman of the Fed.