Talk radio ads for gold amuse me. Everyone from Rachel Maddow to Michael Savage love the shiny substance. Gold is a stable investment that rises in value when times are turbulent. But listening to talk radio ads, you’d think it was the fastest way to obscene riches. Every host has their own degree of enthusiasm when it comes to their pitch, with most tending toward hoping society collapses so their coins will earn them more squirrel meat in the post-apocalyptic farmer’s market.