by Chris Powell
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
In an article headlined “A Tarnished Appeal,” The Economist magazine, the voice of the supposedly learned establishment, acknowledges this week that India’s government continues to wage a decades-old war on gold that arises mainly from the government’s own irresponsibility with its currency.
The Economist writes: “Decades of inflation and a much-debased rupee have pushed savers towards what is, in effect, a convenient way to insulate their nest-egg from the poor decisions of India’s policymakers (and, just as often, from its tax inspectors). In rupee terms, in other words, gold has been a stellar investment.