St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 13 October, 1896


"The gold dollar has been raising in its purchasing power for the past twenty years. Legislation has created a new demand for gold, and this increased demand has so raised the price of an ounce of gold, that the dollar buys more and more of the products of toil. It is getting beyond the reach of those who produce the wealth of the world. The balloon dollar is a good thing for the financier who happens to be in the basket, but farmers and laboring men are not in the basket. The dollar must be brought to earth again, where it can come into closer contact with the people as a whole." --W. J. Bryan

William J. Bryan

The Currency Question

Hot-Air Balloons

The Rothschilds Family

The Trusts

Toward the Nominations

Toward November 2


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