Polleit: The Fiasco of Fiat Money

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“(…) mainstream economists consider the concept of fiat money as an economically and politically desirable, acceptable, and state-of-the-art institution.”
“Fiat money is inflationary; it benefits a few at the expense of many others; it causes boom-and-bust cycles; it leads to overindebtedness; it corrupts society’s morals; and it will ultimately end in a depression on a grand scale.”  Thorsten Polleit

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Picture of the week: Canadian Dollar purchasing power from 1971 to 2008


Supply Fold-Increase
Change in Unit Value (%) 1971-2008
Gold 1.8 310.4
CHF 3.8 -23.7
JPY 15.9 -25.4
USD 16.8 -81.1
CAD 15.4 -84.4
AUD 33.5 -88.2
GBP 12.6 -88.3

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