Stefan Gleason is President of the Sound Money Defense League; a national grassroots lobbying organization working to restore gold & silver to their historical role as America's constitutional money.

He also leads Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer with over 50,000 customers.

Gleason has frequently appeared on national television networks such as CNN, FoxNews, & CNBC, & his writings have appeared in hundreds of publications such as the Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com, Seeking Alpha, Detroit News, Washington Times, & National Review.

Time to Hedge State Reserve Funds with Gold

Time to Hedge State Reserve Funds with Gold

Financially prudent individuals set aside surplus funds to protect against unforeseen expenditures. This way, when faced with loss of income, house repairs, car trouble, or anything else, they will have a buffer against unanticipated downturns.   In the same vein, almost every state in the United States has established a “savings account” for government operations. […]

Idaho Democrat Leader Brain Malfunction

Idaho Democrat Leader Brain Malfunction

The Dunning-Kruger effect is the idea that low-ability people tend to suffer from illusory superiority. The phenomenon, first studied by David Dunning and Justin Kruger, says that people who know the least tend to overvalue their own competence, and tend to believe that they are experiencing some sort of upper-echelon level of thinking.

Idaho Bill Would End Taxation of Gold and Silver

Idaho Bill Would End Taxation of Gold and Silver

The Framers of our nation established that gold and silver are money, but federal taxing authorities in recent decades have required taxpayers to pay taxes on this form of money when its exchange for Federal Reserve Notes results in nominal capital “gains.”   But that problem may soon be mitigated, at least in Idaho.   […]

When Government Acts, “Unintended Consequences” Follow

When Government Acts, “Unintended Consequences” Follow

In 1850, French economist Frédéric Bastiat published an essay that is misunderstood, or more often, unread, titled, “That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen.” Bastiat brilliantly introduced the idea of opportunity cost and, through the parable of the broken window, illustrated the destructive effects of unintended consequences.   Unfortunately, because of misplaced […]

How Sound Money Principles Can Bolster Your Personal Finances

How Sound Money Principles Can Bolster Your Personal Finances

Sound money principles can serve to help grow the economy and restrain government. The political class, however, doesn’t particularly want to restrain itself. Washington, D.C. is addicted to the easy money policies that have enabled $20 trillion in national debt accumulation and tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities.   Even with a new and […]

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