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Alan Greenspan and Ron Paul

During Alan Greenspan's most recent Congressional testimony, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) got in his face about the gold standard. I am a rabid proponent of the gold standard (which I believe to be constitutionally required) and I regret missing the exchange between Paul and Greenspan.

In this case, I didn't have my DVR set up to record the entire hearing, and the exchange must have happened in a portion I didn't record. The prepared statements from that hearing are available, but no transcript of the Q&A. Arrr!

I've also read that CNBC cut out part of the exchange so their talking heads could make a few comments. Maybe they think Ron Paul is a loon and there's no better time to cut away, but some of us are specifically interested in this!

If you've spotted a transcript somewhere, please let me know.


Another exchange I'd love to have a transcript for is one that occurred sometime in the 1990s. Apparently, Senator Paul Sarbanes and Greenspan got into an exchange where Greenspan recommended a return to the gold standard!

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