108 responses to “Anti-Federal Reserve Movie “Silver Circle” Hits the Big Screen”

  1. Kelipos

    Every value is arbitrary. The thing about silver and gold is that they cant be printed and devalued at will.

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  2. kirby4d

    Every value is arbitrary. The thing about silver and gold is that they cant be printed and devalued at will.

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  3. Silber Surfer

    IN SILVER I TRUST IN BANKSTERS I NEVER TRUST

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  4. Silber Surfer

    IN SILVER I TRUST IN BANKSTERS I NEVER TRUST

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  5. Guitarhaus doesntknowwhatacommunistis

    It is accurate because resources don't have a fixed value; we know this because we can look at the stock exchange and see that gold fluctuates a lot.

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  6. Emberwilde Productions

    This statement isn't even close to true because "paper money" can be printed in whatever quantity a central bank determines whereas precious metals are a finite, limited resource much like the goods and services for which it is used as a medium of exchange. The value of precious metals has remained remarkably stable over time; an ounce of gold could buy a fine men's suit 100 years ago and today, but the value of $20 is nowhere close to what it was 100 years ago.

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  7. Anthony Clay

    Wow . . . this actually looks pretty damn good and I can definitely get behind the movie's message.

    Yes I know the gold (or silver) standard only means as much as humanity defines it, but A) it's more of a narrative device than an economic statement and B) precious metals are still a clear expression of wealth, however you square it.

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  8. RedArmyUncle

    Although it looks like it would be an enjoyable movie, I don't see it as worthwhile just for its ideas on Silver coins.
    The value of silver is every bit as arbitrary as "paper money".

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  9. Jason Taylor

    sigh... another person talking about things they have no idea about. Okay smart guy you win.

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  10. Cameron Russell

    HAHAHAHAHA! Seriously? Oh, man.

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  11. georgemargaris

    "We'd have a currency that drops in value every time someone mines some more."
    So miners would be forced to sell immediately at the daily price the same moment they find the gold?

    It doesn't work that way. But that's how it works with paper money.
    Most miners just sit on gold deposits they know exist, but they wait for the right moment/price to "harvest" it.

    Also, gold IS very rare, and much like oil it takes more and more energy to take it out of the earth. Not a very inflationary behaviour.

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  12. Evan Waters

    And when everything collapses, what use will shopkeepers and farmers have for chunks of shiny metal? Can you eat it? Throw it at bandits? Money is only worth anything if people will take it. More likely we'd go back to a barter system, directly trading goods and services that others need.

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  13. Evan Waters

    In practical terms, though, the quantity is "changed' by how much is mined and by who. We'd have a currency that drops in value every time someone mines some more.

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  14. Ono matopoeia

    Was this animated with The Sims 2?

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  15. BradRapstars

    Also kill your parents moneybomb blimp blimp blimp.

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  16. BradRapstars

    Relative to what? To Einstein? Yeah, totally. To Paulestinians? Not so much.

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  17. b34113411

    Are you stupid?

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  18. ElvisMaximus1

    what video game is this

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  19. Elvis_Maximus

    what video game is this

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  20. elbowoits

    lmao

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  21. Doyle Harken

    Libertarian (more like LibeRETARDian, amirite?) propaganda.

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  22. Czechsix

    I'd rather read a book. I can't get past the animation style, sigh.

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  23. gaddez

    Except that the value of gold has fluctuated wildly. We know this, since we can track the value of it on a week by week basis.

    Further, governments do not simply print money as fast as they can; the world is extremely familiar with the consequences of doing so (see post-WW1 Germany for details).

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  24. masonkiller666

    The value is "arbitrary" in terms of being subjective? Yes.

    However since gold is a class of physical good, and not just a sheet of cotton with certain designs on it, at our current technological level it cannot be "made." You cannot create more gold out of thin air. Gold only "inflates" when more of it is mined out of the ground.

    This means governments are forced to be fiscally responsible. They cannot just create money out of thin air to finance anything and everything.

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  25. gaddez

    No, it doesn't, since it isn't in any way superior.

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  26. gaddez

    Sure it does. It drives up the demand for gold and that improves the value of the commodity. Those who already have invested heavily in the commodity would become outright disgustingly rich.

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  27. gaddez

    Trying to directly connect 19th century economic theory to a 21st century market is a recipe for disaster since the situation isn't the same in the slightest.

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  28. d4n4nable

    First of all if the price of gold changes it could be due to the value of gold changing - but also due to the value of money changing. There is no way to tell, even David Ricardo got that idea 200 years ago.
    The only thing we certainly know is that under the gold standard the US had way better price stability and also less volatility in price level changes (as well as more stable outputs).

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  29. d4n4nable

    Yes it does.

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  30. d4n4nable

    A gold standard does not help people owning gold. That's a ridiculous statement.

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  31. gaddez

    The question is not about perfection, it is about practicality. Returning to the gold standard has absolutely no benefit to anyone other then people like Ron Paul who have heavily invested in the gold industry.

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  32. georgemargaris

    so the quest for the "perfect money" continues. Or do you have the answer already?

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  33. gaddez

    I am aware of the concept of mass coservation of matter.

    It still doesn't make it any better then paper money.

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  34. georgemargaris

    "value" is always in the eye of the beholder, that's not the point.
    Built-in restrictions in quantity are what gives this percieved "value" stability.
    So yes - as you say - the value of paper dolar is just as arbitrary as that of gold.... but NOT it's quantity... because quantity of gold can't be changed by pressing a key on a banksters computer.
    Every gold on this planet was created in supernova explosions billions of years ago... that's when the quantity of gold was SET, for all times!

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  35. gaddez

    That's nice. I fail to see how that relates to my point.

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