One Hundred Trillion Dollars

100 trillion dollars

When announced, the note I hold was worth 30 US dollars but would quickly lose value

Recently I have been concerned about the increased deficit spending by the Obama Administration. The risk of inflation, even hyperinflation, seems to be in our future. With a little study I was surprised to learn scores of countries have experienced hyperinflation.

In November 2008, Zimbabwe had a monthly inflation rate of 79,600,000,000% and an annual rate of 89,700,000,000,000,000,000,000%. The daily inflation rate was 98% and prices doubled every 24.7 hours.

Even these horrendous numbers do not equal those of Hungary in 1946 that had an daily inflation rate of 195% with prices doubling every 15.6 hours. Other notable hyperinflators were Yugoslavia in 1994 with prices doubling every 1.4 days, Germany in 1923 doubling prices every 3.7 days, Greece every 4.5 days (1944), and China every 5.6 days (1949).

One would hope that we are not headed for the same fate as Zimbabwe. Perhaps this November, by voting out of office members of Congress that are the worst spenders, we can strengthen the dollar and make it worthy of reserve status.
Rickety signature.

Comments

  1. Scary stuff. Utah has a golden parachute waiting to get voted on.
    http://www.utahsoundmoney.org/
    We need help if your willing. :)

    • I’ve been reading about the proposed law. It looks like when you spend your silver and gold one wouldn’t have to pay the capital gains on it. That in itself is a huge plus.

      Perhaps I could help by just writing a post about Utah sound money once I have studied the issues.

  2. Well, economist say, that average life time of fiat money is ~ 40 years, back from history of last 4000 years. As USA started to use fiat money in 1971, I fear that inflation in next years exceeds all the now believable values…

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