from Gold Silver Worlds:
The place to be for gold charts is without any doubt Sharelynx.com. As part of the subscription, you get countless gold charts. One of the many chart types are ratios, for instance the well known gold to silver price ratio or the less mentioned gold to monetary base ratio.
One of those interesting charts is the one below. It shows the ratio of the US GDP per capita versus gold. It is easily derived by dividing the GDP per capita in the US (last year approximately $52,000 to $53,000) by the price of gold (per ounce).
The ratio expresses the economic output per capita in the US in gold, in other words in “real money.” From that point of view, it is interesting to observe that the US is currently generating economic output at the low end of long term standards. It is also interesting to observe that this period of time is similar to the ones in the 30ies (the Great Depression). Maybe that latter sheds some light on the “unreal” feeling that most people have in today’s economy.
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