Mesmerizing the Masses with Gold

By |2015-07-09T11:51:18-05:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Gold Standard, Government|

One of the most famous speeches in American political history was delivered by William Jennings Bryan on July 9, 1896, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. His subject was the free coinage of silver at a ratio of silver to gold of 16 to 1. (This inflationary measure would have increased the amount of [...]