Former digital editor at The Takeaway, former producer at The Brian Lehrer Show.
The head of the World Bank is calling for a new version of the gold standard. But what would you pick instead of gold?
Robert Zoellick laid out a proposal for reform of world currencies that included considering "employing gold as an international reference point ... Although textbooks may view gold as the old money, markets are using gold as an alternative monetary asset today."
If gold is the old money, then what else could we peg our currencies to?