Why did President Richard Milhouse Nixon take the US dollar off the gold standard in 1971? Do...
you suppose this was the move that opened the floodgates of American capitalism to what some people call speculative "casino" finance?
As I recall it was done principly so that the Government could run deficits. And now look where we are at..
by Thomas Byers 2 years ago
Was Richard Nixon The Worst Crook We Ever Had As President?Was Richard Nixon the worst crook we ever had as U.S. President? What do you think? What did you think of Richard Nixon? How will future history judge Richard Nixon? What do you think? What president do you think was the biggest crook? Tell...
by mio cid 6 years ago
I try to think back and I can't remember a worse candidate than Mitt Romney.
by retief2000 2 years ago
Who is the bigger criminal, Richard Nixon or Hillary Clinton?Nixon's allies and cronies used White House authority to block investigations and hide illegal and marginally legal actions. Hillary and her allies and cronies, including the President, have participated in the greatest illegal transfer...
by bigeddie06385 6 years ago
Would the United States have become involved in the Viet Nam War if Richard Nixon had won in 1960?Do you think that Nixon's peace-loving Quaker beliefs would have had any influence on his decision, (should a president's religious beliefs influence his decisions?) or would he have done the...
by GA Anderson 16 months ago
Just watched a couple CNN Nixon shows; "Our Nixon," and a segment of "The Seventies" that dealt with Nixon and Watergate.Watergate and its taint on Nixon's presidency is a given. So skip that part. Was Pres. Nixon a good president for America's interests?*ps. his 1974 election...
by rhamson 7 years ago
In 1941, most countries adopted the Bretton-Woods system, which set the exchange value for all currencies in terms of gold. It obligated member countries to convert foreign official holdings of their currencies into gold at these par values. However, many countries simply pegged the value of their...
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