New York Sun: Ron Paul's IMF question emerges in sharp relief in the era of Trump

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From The New York Sun
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

If the International Monetary Fund does nothing else at its meeting that starts Thursday in Washington, it would be nice to see it — or someone — answer the Ron Paul question: Why do its articles of agreement actually prohibit members from linking their currencies to gold?

To those who didn’t know the IMF prohibits member countries from linking their currencies to the classic measure of monetary value, no need to feel abashed. One of the savviest envoys America ever sent to the IMF just told us that he himself was nonplussed to discover that fact.

It cries out for an explanation in the wake of the election of a president who, in Donald Trump, campaigned on the notion that bringing back the gold standard would be "wonderful." Particularly because Congress is wrestling with the question of monetary reform. ...

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