Price of a Barrel of Oil by Currency and Barrels of Oil per Ounce of Gold
Dollars shown in blue, Euros in red, and an ounce of gold in purple.
A politico-economic speculation:
The number of people who have the faintest inkling of the significance of this chart is directly proportional to the number of people who wanted Ron Paul to win the presidential election.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Louis Mencken