Re: The Coming (or Arrived) Crisis
Nonsense. The devaluation of a currency (in this era) is not affected by how many paper bills are printed. Paper money is economic pocket change of very little consequence.
Certainly 1933 and 1971 changed the game, but I don't believe they did so in the way the gold bugs claim. And I don't believe gold has anywhere near as much relevance to the world monetary supply and stability as it once did. (Not saying that's good or bad, it just is.)
At this point, little matters except getting rid of the most destructive administration the "civilized" world has seen for many a decade. (The only thing Heinlein got right in making "Huff" a curse word was the number of letters.) The major cause of all the instabilities right now is that the US has gone from being (with warts) the rock of world stability to the sort of dangerous, unpredictable and slightly mad beast it was in the first flush of power nationalism, before the wars. When the rock shifts, everybody's house creaks.
Nine more months. Nine more months and we'll have this flaming wreck on the ground where we can deal with the faults.