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New York Sun: Watch for 'In Money We Trust' on public broadcasting

Section: Daily Dispatches

From The New York Sun
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Coming soon to a public television station near you is a documentary favoring the gold standard. If that seems improbable it may be from underestimating the determination of Steve Forbes. He is the author of the book "Money," on which the film is based. The book is about how, in the words of its subtitle, the destruction of the dollar threatens the global economy and what we can do about it.

The book was first brought out in 2014. At the time the Sun dubbed Mr. Forbes the "anti-Piketty" -- that is, the best answerer of the economist Thomas Piketty, then in vogue for his complaints about inequality. Mr. Forbes' brilliant book nailed the point that the inequality so many were complaining about had burgeoned after our government abandoned a stable, gold-based dollar.

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At the time it looked to us as if the idea of monetary reform might prosper in Congress. And it did, at least in the House (more on which in moment). It failed in the Senate. Not for lack of trying by Mr. Forbes. The significance of the new documentary is that it may restore some lift to this issue, as the film starts to make its way around the public broadcasting stations. ...

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