joe dees wrote:
> Gold itself is only as good as the common agreement to exchange goods and services for it. It is neither nutritional to eat, nor can it warmly and efficiently cover one's body.
I agree with you. At the same time, I think there is a significant difference between gold coins and other kinds of money. Gold is rare enough that you can't just fire up the presses and crank out as many Kugerans (sp?) as you think you need. Whereas with paper and electronic money, the sky's the limit.