In the event of a recession or economic crisis, there are wide-ranging emergency powers that President Trump can invoke. There are also already rampant predatory lending practices happening in the market. Outright wealth confiscation is not an impossible scenario.
Venezuela is not only in the midst of a protracted economic crisis, but the Maduro government is also facing a growing political impasse. Where does the country's gold fit into this difficult situation?
Many U.S. states have changed their laws or amended state constitutions to eliminate sales tax on gold and silver bullion coins since the financial crisis.
The American Innovation $1 Coin Act passed the U.S. House. The bill calls for a new series of dollar coins honoring a history of innovation and pioneering.
Virginia has become the most recent U.S. state to pass laws or amend the state constitution in order to recognize gold and silver coins as sound money.
New legislation proposed in the Senate bolsters asset forfeiture laws by extending their scope to include a much wider range of assets and circumstances.
A number of U.S. states have been passing pro-gold legislation that makes it easier for the public to purchase precious metals.
Gold insider Koos Jansen used FOIA requests to investigate how the U.S. Mint audits the gold held at Fort Knox. His findings paint a troubling picture.