In practical terms, that is. What would change if the U.S. went back to the gold standard? I'm especially curious because I have a coworker of mine that is a huge Ron Paul support and this happens to be part of his platform. Let's suspend reality for a moment, because I don't think for a second this is a possibility. But I'd like to hear from those of that are smarter than me, pretty much all of you, what kind of impact going back to the gold standard would have.