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    Gold is no more valuable than elephant tails. It only has value if there is a collective recognition of value by society; otherwise, it's just another mineral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMCX1 View Post
    I read a book a long time ago called The Age of Jackson by Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

    It portrayed Jackson over all in a favorable light as a president who was representative of the American people at that time.

    Since that time, Jackson's reputation has been sullied by his policy toward native americans -- a criticism that could apply to presidents other than Jackson as well.
    I agree with this to a point, my problems with Jackson, though, were that he actually profited from seizing land from the Indians and it was the brutality with which he implemented his policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    Gold is no more valuable than elephant tails. It only has value if there is a collective recognition of value by society; otherwise, it's just another mineral.
    Lord Keynes: "Gold is a barbarous relic."

    I always like to ask the gold bugs if they are a barbarian, a relic, or both.....
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