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Fiat destruction. Crypto or gold?

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News Date: December 26, 2020

The world stands on the threshold of monetary hyperinflation with the US dollar leading the way. The final months of fiat money are coming into view.
The final solution is bound to be with central banks and government treasury departments retaining their control as issuers of money by the only means at their disposal: deploying their gold reserves to back their currencies, not as fiat, but as credible gold substitutes.
The crypto cohort is likely to have an important effect, in that it sparks an early realization in a growing part of the wider population about what government is doing with money. That is likely to speed up the collapse of fiat currencies compared to what would otherwise occur.
The flexibility in the supply of monetary gold and the stability of prices allows the original rate of interest to be both low and stable. It allows entrepreneurs to do business calculations with a high degree of certainty, knowing in terms of goods the value of money. And savers, who provide the monetary capital for future production can be confident of the future capital value of their savings when lending them for business investment purposes.
Sources: kingworldnews.com, www.zerohedge.com

Turkey, warehouse and bridge for metals trade to Russia

Turkey offers a warehouse and bridge for metals trade to Russia.
Turkish metals sector to serve as 'warehouse and bridge,' the head of an industry group said, citing increased interest from Russian companies and also from EU companies seeking to sell to Russia via Turkey.
This comes after 5 of Turkey's banks adopted Russia's payment system and the country said it would look to ditch the dollar for Russian energy.
Sources: reuters.com

The last bastion. President Xi Purges Chinas deep state

President Xi is launching his own war against Chinas deep state by launching a full-blown purge of the state security apparatus.
The ultimate goal of the campaign is simple: create police, prosecutors and judges who are absolutely loyal, absolutely pure and absolutely reliable.
Source:www.zerohedge.com

Judy Shelton Restoring Order to the Global Currency System

President Donald J. Trump Announced Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts,
Judy Shelton of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the remainder of a 14-year term expiring January 31, 2024.
She is author of:
The Coming Soviet Crash: Gorbachev's Desperate Pursuit of Credit in Western Financial Markets.
Money Meltdown: Restoring Order to the Global Currency System.
Source:www.whitehouse.gov
Judy Shelton interview on gold standard:
"I like the idea of a gold backed currency, it could even be done in a Cryptocurrency sort of way.
A unified money system, so when you talk about the international marketplace, everyone is playing on a level monetary playing field.
I don't see it so much as returning [to the gold standard], more like 'back to the future.' I think that what a gold standard stands for is monetary discipline for its own sake. Money is supposed to be a unit of account, a reliable measure and a dependable store of value. It really shouldn't be subject to who's the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
How can a dozen [...] people meeting eight times a year, decide what the cost of capital should be versus some kind of organically, market supply determined rate? The Fed is not omniscient. They don't know what the right rate should be. How could anyone? [...] If the success of capitalism depends on someone being smart enough to know what the rate should be on everything we're doomed. We might as well resurrect Gosplan.
A linked system could allow currency convertibility by individuals (as under a gold standard) or foreign central banks (as under Bretton Woods). Either way, it could redress inflationary pressures.
Source:twitter.com

A Monetary System as Good as Gold

The gold standard provides a better anchor for inflation expectations without an obvious cost in terms of lower output or higher unemployment.
The gold standard isn't perfect. No system is. But it has many virtues. A strong case can be made that it's the best of all feasible institutional alternatives. Lawrence White, puts it: The gold standard is still the gold standard among monetary systems.
Source: www.aier.org

China imports gold to revive an economy

China's net gold imports via Hong Kong jumped to a nine-month high in July, data showed on Thursday, with banks snapping up bullion as Beijing works to revive an economy.
Net imports stood at 48.773 tons in July, compared with 40.563 tons in June.
Total gold imports via Hong Kong were up nearly 23.7 percent to 53.91 tons.
Source: reuters.com

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