Research

We take a unique approach to economics and the role of gold. The article collections below cover the main economic theories that underlie Keith Weiner’s writings.

Yield Purchasing Power: Most people think in terms of purchasing power, that is, how much can one’s cash buy? Keith argues that rather than thinking of life savings as something to be liquidated, one should think in terms of Yield Purchasing Power.

Theory of Interest and Prices in Paper Currency: These seven papers discuss how interest and prices are set under our current fiat paper system.

Unadulterated Gold Standard: In this five part series, Keith discuss why the world needs an Unadulterated Gold Standard.

Marginal Productivity of Debt: Understanding the marginal productivity of debt is key to understanding whether the amount of credit created is unsustainable, resulting in the failure of the monetary system and loss of everyone’s savings.

Bitcoin: In this series of articles, Keith covers many of the reasons why bitcoin is unsound and not money and rather the very model of a (post)modern monetary marvel.

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The Benefits of Issuing Gold Bonds - A gold bond is debt obligation that is denominated in gold, with interest and principal paid in gold. As I will explain below, it’s a way for the issuer to pay off its debt in full, and there are other advantages. Sometimes, I find that it’s helpful to show a picture of what I’m talking […]
Marginal Productivity of Debt - Understanding the marginal productivity of debt is key to understanding whether the amount of credit created is unsustainable, resulting in the failure of the monetary system and loss of everyone’s savings. Falling Productivity of Debt introduces the idea of the marginal productivity of debt, that is, how much additional GDP is added for each newly-borrowed […]
Bitcoin, Postmodern Money - In the articles below, Keith Weiner covers many of the reasons why bitcoin is unsound and not money and rather the very model of a (post)modern monetary marvel. In Gold, Redeemability, Bitcoin, and Backwardation, Keith explains why bitcoin is not money but an irredeemable currency, as money has to be a tangible good. Bitcoin, Gold, […]