The End of 'Dollar Mania'
Many readers will be aghast at this announcement. How can I "analyze" the gold and silver market without providing guidance on its (paper) prices? I would immediately reverse this proposition with a question of my own. How can anyone provide rational estimates for future prices of hard assets priced in paper that is already effectively worthless?
Now it is the paper-peddlers who would be horrified by my stance. How dare I assert that the beloved fiat-currencies that they (and their propaganda machine) place in such high esteem are worthless? Here I have a host of arguments at my disposal, several of which I have used in the past.
There is the obvious analogy between paper currencies and the shares of a corporation. With nothing officially "backing" these paper currencies, our governments can only impute value in this paper as a claim against these sovereign entities that issue them. How much is a share worth in a bankrupt corporation? How much is a dollar worth, when it is issued by an obviously bankrupt debtor?
However we don't need to go down that road, since it would inevitably lead to a debate between the phony, official numbers of the United States' "national debt", and the $200+ trillion in debts and liabilities which it would be forced to acknowledge if it had to follow the same accounting rules as all U.S. corporations are required by law to use.
There is a much simpler and more direct way to demonstrate the worthlessness of the U.S. dollar, one which is beyond any possible debate. As a tautology, anything which can be obtained in infinite quantities and produced at zero cost must be worthless. If this were not the case, then one would simply produce an infinite quantity of that item -- and then exchange it for all the goods (and services) in the entire world.