The Money Masters (www.themoneymasters.com) offers a plan to pay off our national debe with U.S. Notes issued at a fixed rate (i.e. tied to population growth) and as these are distributed they would replace Federal Reserve Notes and move us toward 100% full-reserve banking. It also stipulates that the U.S. withdrawal from the World Bank, IMF, and BIS. They warn against going to a gold-backed currency at this time, as today most of the gold is held by foreign entities and central banks. It may be that once we reach a certain level of economic stability, we start moving to a currency backed by a precious metal (it doesn't have to be gold or silver for that matter). I am surprised more people aren't talking about this or otherwise weighing the merits of the various plans to reform our monetary system.