- There are too many claims on real wealth
- Our currency has a destiny with the dustbin
- When money dies, real wealth remains
- How to ensure you're on the winning side of the Great Wealth Transfer
If you have not yet read Part 1: The Coming Great Wealth Transfer, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.
Financial Repression is really just a stalling tactic designed to slowly take your purchasing power and help bail out an over-indebted system. It works best when there’s wage inflation to help soften the blows; but there hasn’t been any of that in a long time, so the average household is just being crushed — a situation easily confirmed in the observed elevated suicide rates, record opioid addiction levels and overdose rates, and ultra-low levels of job satisfaction.
The main driver of the coming Wealth Transfer is rooted in the concept of too much money. And debt. They’re the same thing, as we have a debt-based money system. That is, our money is created through the issuance of debt. One begets the other. So we can track either (preferably both) to understand what’s really happening.
We do this here at Peak Prosperity because we very much want you to be on the right side of the Wealth Transfer. Our goal is to educate, so that you can make informed decisions about how to best position yourself. [Fun Fact: the root of ‘educate’ is the word ‘educe’ which means ‘to bring out.’ So for us, ‘educate’ does not mean to hand facts over for later recall, but rather it is a two-way process by which we can together bring out something that was hidden before and share that in common].
So, as we being to dig into the details here, take a moment to revisit our short Crash Course video chapters on money and money creation (at banks and The Fed). With that grounding, we can dive right into the role of money in an economy.
Remember, money and debt have no intrinsic value. They only have value because we all agree that they do. Money (and debt) has no intrinsic value beyond what we humans agree it has. Money is a social agreement.
A $20 bill has value because you and I agree that it does. Why we agree is because a $20 bill can do something for us. We can walk into a store and buy real things we need with it, therefore it has utility. If we couldn’t walk into a store and do anything with the money, then it would have no value at all.
For example, what do you think would happen if…
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