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|Gold standard||Money||Aliens||The gold standard was ended in 1971, about the time that governments were coming to grips with earth's history of ancient astronauts and their love of gold. It probably occurred to somebody that since Spanish conquistadors destroyed the Americas in search of gold, the same could happen at Fort Knox - only by aliens instead of the Spanish. |
Thus ended gold as a way of backing currency. The gold standard was replaced by a more reliable system, one based on trust in human nature and of politicians to do the right thing.