They came back a few weeks ago with a revised version, where they came up with this formula where the countries would have the guarantees of all of their debt above 60% of their GDP (the legal limit under the Maastricht Treaty) -- they would be covered by a euro bond. And the countries who were getting this euro bond would pledge their holdings of gold.
This wouldn’t have the situation, where as Jens Wideman of the Bundesbank said, ‘We’re not going to use Germany’s credit card for those who spend too much.’ They would have the security of gold. This is under active discussion. I have reason to know they have been discussing it with people in the industry.”
- Don Coxe, via a recent King World News interview, read the full interview here: