Thursday, February 20, 2014

Boom Bust - Gold Everything: Consumption, Gold Standard and More

From Boom Bust

Published on Feb 19, 2014

China has supplanted India as the number-one consumer of the world's gold, according to new numbers from the World Gold Council, even as the global supply of gold fell last year. Erin Ade reports.

Then, Erin sits down with George Selgin of the University of Georgia and the Cato Institute to discuss whether the inflexibility of the gold standard contributed to debt-deflation in the 1930's.

The famous Bretton Woods conference still has a huge impact on our global financial system, and has become shorthand for international monetary cooperation. Dr. Benn Steil, Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, does some myth-busting on the meeting.