In Gold We Trust?

May 14, 2012
Hosted by Jordan Goodman

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Ancient man worshipped it. Governments stockpile it. Warren Buffett disdains it. And Mr. T loves it. For millennia gold has long been one of the most valuable commodities on earth, and until 1971 served as the basis of our own U.S. dollar. As its price continues to skyrocket in the face of an uncertain global economy and unstable currencies, what is the future of gold as a commodity and, even possibly, money? In his new e-book IN GOLD WE TRUST? The Future of Money in an Age of Uncertainty (The Economist / Amazon Kindle Singles, March 2012 – co-written with The Economist’s Matthew Bishop), economist Michael Green uses the surge in the price of gold in recent years as a lens to explore the future of money. Green was formerly a senior official in the British government where he worked in aid and development. Prior to that he worked in Poland, teaching economics at Warsaw University and as a freelance journalist. A graduate of St Peter's College, University of Oxford, he lives in London.

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Jordan Goodman has a mission: to help everyone do better with money. Since graduating the Columbia University School of Journalism in 1977, he has spent the past 32 years combing the country to find the very best ways to help consumers make and save money and then sharing these gems with the public. As a staff writer/reporter at MONEY Magazine for 18 years, a weekly commentator on NBC News at Sunrise and Public Radio’s Marketplace Morning Report, and through his 12, soon to be 13 highly respected books, and his website www.moneyanswers.com, he has provided useful, common-sense information to the public. Some of his better-known books include Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone’s Money Book, the Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Master Your Money Type. Jordan is a rare combination: someone who possesses not only encyclopedic knowledge about every area of personal finance but also a passion for helping his listeners not only to get educated but to take action to help their dreams become realities.

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