By David Scott | Monday 13 March 2017
In a monetary system, like ours, when money is nothing as is it is not backed by anything, Central Banks can produce and controlled money largely at will. This has allowed governments to act like a common counterfeiter, producing money out of thin air to fund its own spending programs and/or reward its supporters, all at the expense of society as a whole. It is much easier to fund wars and welfare out of printed money than taxes, or borrowing from real savings. The steady erosion of money's purchasing power hits retirees the hardest, diminishing their ability to plan for a retirement of comfort and dignity.
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