The Anti-Ron Paulites, Ctd

Bainbridge counters Paul's support of the gold standard by quoting Milton Friedman:

I do believe that every individual should be free to own, buy, and sell gold. If under those circumstances a private gold standard emerged, finealthough I make a scientific prediction that it’s very unlikely. But I think those people who say they believe in a gold standard are fundamentally being very anti-libertarian because what they mean by a gold standard is a governmentally fixed price for gold.

Frum takes on Paul's opposition to central banks.