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The 50th Anniversary of ‘Nixon Shock:’ How Suspending the Dollar’s Convertibility With Gold Fueled Today’s Fiat World

Approximately 50 years ago today, Americans were introduced to ‘Nixon Shock’ when the 37th president of the United States suspended the convertibility of the U.S. dollar into gold. Since this point in time, the U.S. economy has never been the same as many believe Richard Nixon ushered in a new era of uncontrollable fiat currency creation. 50 Years Ago Today, Nixon Shook the World Today is the anniversary of when U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon told the American public on August 15, 1

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