An economic depression would kill a lot more innocent people than Obama’s drone strike program. Economic performance isn’t just about money — it’s about people’s ability to feed and house themselves and to obtain health care. Economic instability also feeds social and political unrest and can lead to violence and war. William Jennings Bryan had this right: Monetary policy is a moral issue and proposing to crucify mankind on a cross of gold is a “deal-breaker” for me.
Josh Barro “The Presidential Candidate Who Would Destroy the Economy” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-25/the-presidential-candidate-who-would-destroy-the-economy.html