A Prime Minister Visits The United States: Ramsay MacDonald

Two Stories of Politics, Peace and Gold on this episode with two main topics.

“Side A” of this episode is about Ramsay MacDonald, the first Prime Minister of the UK for the Labour Party. That was in the 1920’s considered the representatives of the most radical elements of society. He’s also the first Prime Minster to visit the U.S. He becomes the sometimes forgotten proponent of the special relationship with America.



“Side B” is about the 1982 Gold Commission, The obscure commission which during the Reagan administration and with the support of Alan Greenspan, put the nail in the coffin on 19th century ideas of the gold standard, but not without some consideration and a few arguments till today.

Oh and we get into a U.S. operation known as Operation Goldfinger.

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Music by Lee Rosevere’s excellent Music for Podcast and Music for Malls

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