Monday, April 7, 2014

Why the Gold of Countries is Not Safe in New York

"I think it’s not safe. It is physically safe, but the US government might steal it. If you have a financial panic and there is a collapse of the dollar, and the US government sees a need to back the dollar with gold to restore trust, there is a risk that the US will confiscate that gold. The US government would add that to the US gold supply, create a new gold backed dollar, turn to the countries (whether the Netherlands, Italy or France) with a certificate and say they could get their gold back in the new system. That’s what I mean with re-writing the rules of the game."

- James Rickards, author of Currency Wars