As U.S. lawmakers continue to bumble along without any real solution for solving our nation’s fiscal crises, and as certain corners of academia flirt with ideas involving IOUs and $1 trillion-dollar coins, we thought it be fun to remind you that hard assets still exist — assets that no central planning committee can “create out of thin air,” as Zero Hedge puts it.

The following graph from the folks over at demoncracy.info tells you pretty much everything you always wanted to know about gold (but were afraid to ask):

Demoncracy.info Presents Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gold

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