gold bug

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gold bug

leads to finding of Captain Kidd’s buried treasure. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Gold Bug”]
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It is tough to be a goldbug, even in the cloistered banking counting rooms of Credit Suisse and UBS.
Although goldbugs appear to be metallic, they don't actually contain gold--so don't think you'll get rich collecting them
Goldbugs are coming out of the woodworks predicting a worldwide transition to the gold standard and the end of fiat paper money.
On the antimonopoly ideas of populism, see generally GRETCHEN RITTER, GOLDBUGS AND GREENBACKS (1999); LAWRENCE GOODWYN, THE POPULIST MOMENT (1978).
Goldbugs warn that massive federal borrowing will force the government to offer higher rates.
As Michaels notes, it is precisely this need to see money as concrete essence that informed the rhetoric of the goldbugs and silver advocates in the American goldstandard controversies of the late nineteenth century, both of whom wanted to posit a "natural" money--a money that is what it represents--that is essentially a denial of money (147-8).
In his analysis of the arguments put forth by the goldbugs and the silver men during the gold-standard controversy, Michaels notes that for all their political differences, the two camps shared a tendency to see precious metals as "nature embodied" (147).
For a discussion of the monetary question see Gretchen Ritter, Goldbugs and Greenbacks: The Antimonopoly Tradition and the Politics of Finance in America (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ.
maintained,' thanks to a `political influence vastly out of proportion to their numbers' and a burning `hope of getting at the rich bondholders and goldbugs somehow.
On the republican strains in anti-monopolism, see Gretchen Ritter, Goldbugs and Greenbacks: The Antimonopoly Tradition and the Politics of Finance in America, 1865-1896 (Cambridge, 1997), 3-7.
In Goldbugs and Greenbacks, Gretchen Ritter expresses a concern that too much history is written by "winners" who connect the dots to inevitable conclusions.
Although I found the two major theses of Goldbugs and Greenbacks convincing, a book this bold and broad inevitably raises additional questions.