Con to the question "Should the United States Return to a Gold Standard?"
"The gold standard might sound good - who, especially Donald Trump, doesn't love gold and standards? - but it's one of the worst economic ideas ever. This is a harebrained policy that no other country uses and not a single surveyed economist thinks is a good idea...
Under the gold standard, a dollar is worth a certain amount of gold. And since gold is a commodity whose price swings wildly, a central bank like the Federal Reserve would have to raise and cut interest rates based not on how well the economy is doing, but on what's going on in the gold market.
It's a good way to run a modern economy into the ground."
"Donald Trump Would Wreck the U.S. Economy," huffingtonpost.com, June 19, 2016