In 1970 President R. Nixon "temporarily" suspended the U.S. Gold Standard. In order to control inflation should we consider that system now?

President Nixon was embroiled in the Watergate scandal that stole the media headlines... so most Americans did not notice the abandonment of the Gold Standard. Since the standard was suspended, as now, inflation has risen each year.
Obviously, the rise of inflation is like a "tax" that siphons buying power from our citizens on a daily basis. Congress' spending was curtailed by the Gold Standard. Spending needs to be controlled today. Your thoughts?

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The gold standard would be nice, but unfortunately, we are at the point of no return as regards the gold standard. Our money is worth too little to be backed by any metal. Before we could go back to a metal-backed currency standard, US currency would have to go through deflation. Though, I suppose the currency could be backed by zinc or copper. I guess a new version of the Gold Standard could be called the "Copper Standard". And yes, you're right, the Watergate scandal distracted the American public from the far more important issue of the abandonment of the Gold Standard. And yeah, spending needs to be controlled.

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