Via the Financial Times and behind their paywall, we learn:
The gold standard has returned to mainstream US politics for the first time in 30 years, with a “gold commission” set to become part of official Republican party policy.
Drafts of the party platform, which it will adopt at a convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, next week, call for an audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy and a commission to look at restoring the link between the dollar and gold.
See also the Huffington Post.
I wonder if Alan Greenspan will restate his commitment to the essay he never repudiated, Gold and Economic Freedom. As Greenspan pointed out, gold is inseparable from economic liberty and property rights. The question could quickly become whether the people of the United States and the world are ready for a a society with a just and moral base.
More as the story develops.