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All Fiat Currencies Have Died. We Have a Fiat Currency

This is a little scary, especially when you see how it is already going for some countries in Europe.

The US Dollar and the European Union’s Euro are fiat currencies, meaning that they have no intrinsic value and are not backed by anything that has intrinsic value. They have value only because the respective governments declare that they do. Fiat is a Latin word meaning “let it be done” or “it shall be.”

All fiat currencies throughout history have failed.

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Diminishing Value of the Dollar

The value of the dollar has been decreasing over the past several years.  You know that.  You know why too.  The government keeps pumping out more money in the form of bailouts and other programs.

Until about 30 years ago, the value of the US Dollar was tied to the value of gold.  We were on a gold standard.  In 1971 President Nixon abolished the gold standard which made it possible for the government to have more money printed without it being backed up by anything.  You’ve got to hear Glenn Beck’s description of this and see his chart.  It is amazing and somewhat disturbing.

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