Arguably you are a moron so rather than waste my time lecturing you with explanations just get out your history book : Roosevelt era / depression monetary policy.
Physical Gold is going to be outlawed and illegal to possess subject to a few "rare" exceptions. This might help explain why the bearish drop is not going away. Paper Gold valuation is directly correlated with physical.
by the money manipulators. The same people who keep interest rates artificially low near 0 for 5 years which steals the interest earning power from middle class Americans' year after year. How much have you lost?
2014 update: Make that 18 Trillion (and counting). Let's throw in billions more for illegal Alien children, Immigration Reform and free medical and food for the lot. Just keep printing. It stimulates our flat economy which by the way cound be coined as an unrecognized Depression. Borders, Language and Culture - are all broken.