Just how much gold is there in the world? And how much gold is held by central banks? Over at Demonocracy.info, they’ve put together a fine info-graphic describing the juicy details.
The Visual Capitalist has started a 5-part series on gold. Presented by Goldcorp, the series seeks to explain the origins of gold as well as its development into a monetary system. Historical versions of the gold standard are explained along with FDR’s action in 1933 as well as the “Nixon Shock” of 1971.
Part 2: Unearthing the World’s Supply.
Part 3: The Eclipsing Demand of the East
Part 4: Five Reasons To Own Gold
Here’s another fascinating info-graphic from the Visual Capitalist, showing the results of the 2013 Global Mine and Deposit Rankings.
In the following video series produced by Gold & Silver’s Mike Maloney, the fundamental mysteries that most people in the world don’t understand about money are revealed for all to see.
Episode 1: Currency vs Money
In Currency vs Money, the concepts range from the history and use of gold and silver as a trading mechanism to the modern practice of inflation by governments printing their own paper currency backed by nothing but a fiat law.
Episode 2: Seven Stages of Empire
In Seven Stages of Empire, Maloney outlines how empires are built and ultimately crumble as the governmental powers resort to currency debasement. History shows this has happened several times. For the last 5,000 years, people have always gone back to gold when everything else has failed.
Episode 3: Dollar Crisis to Golden Opportunity
This episode shows how the dollar’s role as the global reserve currency is coming to an end – and soon. It gives a geographical outline showing how countries around the world are creating trading mechanisms that bypass the use of the dollar as a medium of exchange. These are nails in the dollar’s coffin.
Episode 4: The Biggest Scam in the History of Mankind
At the October 2013 Casey Research Summit in Tuscon, Arizona, Mike Maloney dedicated this episode to Congressmen Ron Paul. It took the longest of the four videos to produce and was also the most expensive. But it’s well worth it because it does an excellent job of explaining what’s really going on behind the scenes in our current monetary system. For anyone with a desire to understand how the Federal Reserve is able to carry out its
scambusiness, this video is a must watch!
Episode 5: When Money is Corrupted
Mike Maloney visits the Bundesbank Money Museum and finds numerous examples of money being corrupted by governments throughout history.
The folks over at the VisualCapitalist have done another outstanding job of visualizing – this time regarding the cost of gold mining.
The following video by GoldStandard2013.org establishes a link between the U.S. going off the gold standard in the 1970’s and the nation’s wealth inequality that has ensued to this day. After Nixon halted gold convertibility in 1971, the Fed has been able to print money without restraint. That money first flows to a select few, which has enabled the top 1% to acquire and control 40% of all the wealth in America and control an aggregate net worth that is greater than the bottom 90% of Americans combined.
Presented by The Visual Capitalist, here is the first of a multi-part exposè on the world’s favorite metal – Gold!