Money is a consensual fiction - but the rules are defined by us. Pinning it to a single commodity which in no way reflects any intrinsic value is just substituting one flawed system with another. Create a better consensual model and take it away from the magicians who currently define the rules to their own advantage. There is nothing in a Gold standard which meets that objective. As you say tie it to real work done - but in doing so admit that you are undermining the system of capitalism on which we have grown accustomed.
Edited by Br Cornelius, 25 September 2012 - 08:02 PM.