gold standard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gold standard a paragon of excellence "academic education is the gold standard against which other educational activity is pejoratively judged"
    • n gold standard a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by a stated quantity of gold
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Quotations

  • John Maynard Keynes
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    “In truth, the gold standard is already a barbarous relic.”

Usage

In literature:

After his election McKinley became a believer in the gold standard and urged proper legislation upon Congress.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
In the meantime the gradual conversion of all nations to the gold standard seems a matter of certainty.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
The new standard was definitely one of gold.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
If the gold standard is the standard of civilization, why, my friends, should we not have it.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Carriage was invariably paid in gold at the standard of L3/15/- per ounce.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
The principal and most essential use of gold is as a standard of value and a medium of exchange.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The adherence of Hayes to the gold standard and resumption drove from his side another body of Republicans.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
They take it for granted that a gold standard is not only an honest standard, but the only stable standard.
"The Arena" by Various
I haf a smelter and my gold quartz I make into ingots, refined to the standard purity.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
The red and gold of the little Royal Standard on the King's car glittered bright in the morning sun.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
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In news:

A couple of weeks ago at the Republican National Convention, there was a whisper campaign that followers of Ron Paul were going to make a hard push for moving the United States back to the gold standard for our monetary policy.
In Experienced Hands—Still the Gold Standard .
Magazine The Gold Standard .
To learn more about Elsevier/ Gold Standard , visit www. goldstandard .com.
"There's not enough gold in the world to return to the gold standard ," says John Waggoner in USA Today.
Small winery aims to meet ' gold standard ' the old fashioned way.
What Bernanke gets wrong about the gold standard .
Let's Return to the Gold Standard .
No help for gold standard .
Gold Standard for Cooperative Purchasing.
US should reconsider gold standard .
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the US should look at returning to the gold standard .
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is calling for the United States to think about returning to the gold standard .
The most vocal pro- gold-standard candidate is Ron Paul, now running third in Iowa polls.
Whipp writes the Gold Standard column for the Envelope.
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In science:

Development and Use of a Gold-standard Data Set for Subjectivity Classi fications.
Product Review Summarization based on Facet Identification and Sentence Clustering
One option for producing gold-standard labels, for example, would be to rely on the judgements of human annotators.
Estimating the Prevalence of Deception in Online Review Communities
An oracle is a classifier that does not make mistakes, and always predicts the true, gold-standard label.
Estimating the Prevalence of Deception in Online Review Communities
Second, we observe that our development set, Ddev , containing labeled truthful reviews, is not gold-standard.
Estimating the Prevalence of Deception in Online Review Communities
The proposed test (9) exhibits actual levels that are close both to the nominal ones and to those provided by the gold standard log likelihood ratio.
Prepivoting composite score statistics by weighted bootstrap iteration
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