Texas wants its gold back! Wait, what?

Texas's desire to return some of its gold from the New York Fed is a window into the strange role the yellow metal plays in the financial world.

By Neil Irwin March 26, 2013

The GOP has picked the wrong time to rediscover gold

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan created the Gold Commission. The purpose of the commission was to appease conservatives who wanted to see the country return to the gold standard. The conclusion of the Commission? That's a clown idea, bro.

By Ezra Klein August 24, 2012