Noah Kristula-Green recently debated Charles Kadlec about the problems with the gold standard and why we need a Federal Reserve.
Part of that lecture included a very thorough dismantling of the gold standard.
Lengthy, flowing hair has routinely been considered the gold standard by which women of color are judged.
A system in which a nation's currency has a value measured in gold and can be exchanged for gold. Most nations, including the United States, went off the gold standard in the 1930s.