palenimbus My point is fiat currency best caters to the inherent tendency of wanting to consume more. Yes, it facilitates consumption, by the government via inflation tax, and by the public via irresponsible credit. Please enlighten us how are these things good and desirable. Besides a bunch of people on the fringe. It's agreed that inflation has stayed low in recent years despite rapidly expanding money supply. It is agreed that Americans in aggregate have never been richer, lived longer and have never worked less. So what is the problem that Ron Paul is supposed to solve? No, it's not agreed, more like: widely disagreed. Why is there such a strong grassroots support for RP? In my opinion, there are no real pressing problems facing americans, the iraq war has no direct financial consequences and excuse my callousness but the human cost of the war is low as well, not enough to have a direct impact on the everyday person. I think that support for RP in a product of peoples fantasies of gaining more control over the government, wanting to feel special but not actually accomplish anything. RP feeds that. I hate to breake these news for you, but the Iraq war is probably the #1 issue in the next election. I am still disappointed why most republicans refuse to see the obvious. They might as well cancel the elections and hand the presidency to Hillary (eww).