Monday, November 14, 2016

This Trump Economic Advisor Wants America to Go Back to the Gold Standard

Via Frank

Q&A with Dr. Judy Shelton, the only female economist advising the campaign.

Donald Trump is no policy wonk.

He is pitching himself as the best man for the presidency based on his track record as businessman, and his ability to surround himself with the “best” people—not on his knack for writing white papers. This, of course, means that it is important for voters to understand whom he is surrounding himself with, and what sort of ideas they hold.

With this in mind, Fortune reached out to Dr. Judy Shelton, one of two economists recently named to Donald Trump’s economic advisory team, and the only woman to hold that title. Shelton is a senior fellow and co-director of the Atlas Sound Money Project, whose mission is to promote the principles of sound money and raise awareness of what they see as the inherent problems of our current monetary system. Dr. Shelton first rose to prominence when she predicted the economic collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, two years before it transpired.

More @ Fortune


  1. I agree, these fiat dollars shld be backed by gold or silver.
    JFK attempted to make paper money worth something.
    As I understand, this country is going to a cashless society,
    thereby making your worthless money worthless - will not be
    accepted for purchases. I would say this is for spying
    and control.