Senin, 09 Januari 2012

Money Vs Currency

Currency and money are very similar and many people think that they are one of the same. However, there is one major difference that separates the two. First, let's obtain a firm grasp of how they are similar. Both currency and money have to be:
A unit of account
A medium of exchange
Money must be all of the above, but has to also be a "store of value" over long periods of time. Paper is never a store of value because it can be printed at will and only has the value given to it as determined by the issuing government. Gold and silver have been used as "money" for over 5000 years because it satisfies every requirement stated previously. Once upon a time, the U.S. was on a gold standard. This meant that for every dollar printed, there had to be gold to back it up. Our dollar was considered "money" because of this gold backing. Thus, the phrase "good as gold" was coined (you could redeem your dollars for gold). Gold has to be mined and that process takes time and physical effort.
Gold's value comes from its rarity and the physical effort that it takes to mine it. When you're paid in gold or dollars backed by gold, the gold you redeem represents your efforts. You may ask, "Why is it so important to have our dollars backed by gold?" The gold standard prevented our government from printing excessive amounts of money. When governments are allowed to print money at will, without the backing of either gold or silver, this action always leads to price inflation. This inflation always turns to hyperinflation and the currency collapses on itself and goes back to its true value of 0. Our forefathers understood the concept of "real money" and deemed it unconstitutional for anything but gold and silver to be used as money because every great empire that had currency without backing, collapsed. The U.S. will be no exception. Here is a direct quote from the constitution: "No state shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make anything but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility."
Former President Richard Nixon took the world off of the gold standard on Aug. 15, 1971 by ending the Bretton Woods Agreement. I say "the World" because the dollar holds "World Reserve Currency" status. The dollar was pegged to gold and the majority of all other major currencies were pegged to the dollar. Therefore, they were indirectly pegged to gold because the dollar was pegged to gold....I hope that makes The ending of the Bretton Woods Agreement caused all money worldwide to instantly become a worthless government backed instrument of debt (currency).
Currency is nothing more than an "I O U" (debt). All of the world's currencies aren't backed by anything and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve (private institution) is printing currency like it's going out of style. How does this affect you? Have you seen prices lately? The expansion of the money supply always leads to price inflation because you have more paper chasing the same goods. As a rule of thumb, prices don't rise, it is just the value of the paper in your pocket losing value. The old rule of money was to "save". This rule is no longer applicable in today's economic environment. Savers are losers.
The reason savers are losers is because the longer you save your money, the less purchasing power it is going to have in the future. Governments are going to continue to print money until all faith is lost in the currency and it reverts to its real value of nothing. If you don't believe me, just look at how far that $100 bill in your pocket goes today relative to how far it went just a few years ago. The dollar is on the verge of collapse and many Americans are oblivious to this fact because either they don't care or they are listening to the mainstream media which is pumping disinformation on a daily basis (keeping people sleep (sheep). America is headed face first into an economic tsunami. This economic tsunami will be disastrous for those holding their wealth in any dollar denominated asset.
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