Graph Showing the Period of Hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic
I have been following geopolitical events for 21 years. I’ve been involved in food storage and emergency preparedness for 20 years. I’ve read books, read position papers, listened to speeches, and have come to the following conclusion. The U.S. is set to become the next Weimar Republic. Or rather, the U.S. is set to have the type of hyperinflation that the Weimar Republic experienced. So, why do I think this?
There are several reasons:
- The Federal Reserve keeps printing money because the U.S. Government keeps borrowing. Yes, the National Debt is important, but most important is the interest owed on the national debt. For decades, other nations have bought U.S. Treasuries and that allows the U.S. to pay the interest on the national debt. Countries are now stopping that practice, so the Federal Reserve is having to buy U.S. Treasuries. This practice can not go on forever. As more printed money is put into the money supply without a corresponding increase in productivity, the result is runaway inflation.
- The spending of state and local governments is out of control. No matter how much taxes that are put on you, it’s never enough.
- According to Bloomberg News and other sources, the current commitment to the Banker Bailout is $23.7 Trillion Dollars, and that figure is a couple of months old. In 2008, the GDP of the U.S. was around $13 Trillion Dollars. How can any country survive this type of activity? They are even talking about another bailout.
- The jobs that have been lost are gone for good. You just might as well get used to it. The U.S. has been de-industrialized over the past three decades, as practially all manufacturing has been moved offshore.
- Countries are stopping the use of the U.S. Dollar as their reserve currency. When the U.S. loses its reserve currency status in the majority of countries around the world, the Dollar will crash.
- World leaders and heads of Central Banks around the world are badmouthing the U.S. Dollar on a daily basis. There is a concerted campaign by leaders in and out of this country to devalue the dollar.
- The stock market is not really going up. The price of gold is not really going up. The Dollar is being devalued. You need to get used to seeing things that way.
- The Carbon Taxes and Green laws that are being enacted, and will be enacted, will drive the rest of the U.S. manufacturing offshore. Yes, I believe there is actually a problem with the Earth, but taxing us into oblivion is not going to solve the problem.
- There will be no recovery of the U.S. economy. There is no way that it can recover. It’s not supposed to.
For all the above reasons, the U.S. is practically finished as a country.
So, what is the Weimar Republic? If you aren’t familiar with it, here is an explanation from Wikipedia. I have paraphrased the explanation so as to give you the gist of the information:
“Inflation in the Weimar Republic was a period of hyperinflation in Germany (the Weimar Republic) during 1921-1923.
The hyperinflation episode in the Weimar Republic in the 1920s was the most prominent case of hyperinflation following the emergence of economics as a science, and it drew interest in a way that previous instances had not. Many of the dramatic and unusual economic behaviors now associated with hyperinflation were first documented systematically in Germany.
John Maynard Keynes described the situation in The Economic Consequences of the Peace: “The inflationism of the currency systems of Europe has proceeded to extraordinary lengths. The various belligerent Governments, unable, or too timid or too short-sighted to secure from loans or taxes the resources they required, have printed notes for the balance.”
During the first half of 1922, the mark stabilized at about 320 Marks per Dollar accompanied by international reparations conferences including one in June 1922 organized by U.S. investment banker J. P. Morgan, Jr. When these meetings produced no workable solution, the inflation changed to hyperinflation and the Mark fell to 8000 Marks per Dollar by December 1922. The cost of living index was 41 in June 1922 and 685 in December, an increase of more than 16 times.
The inflation reached its peak by November 1923, but ended when a new currency (the Rentenmark) was introduced. The government stated that this new currency had a fixed value, secured by real estate, and this was accepted.
Although the inflation ended with the introduction of the Rentenmark, and the Weimar Republic continued for a decade afterwards, hyperinflation is widely believed to have contributed to the Nazi takeover of Germany.”
A 50 Million Mark Note from the Weimar Republic
This is a 50 Million Mark Note from the hyperinflationary period in the Weimar Rebublic.
A 1 Billion Mark Note from the Weimar Republic
This is a 1 Billion Mark Note from the hyperinflationary period in the Weimar Rebublic. Notice that it says 1000. It started life as a 1000 Mark note. Evidentally when the printed notes couldn’t keep pace with the soaring inflation, they had to stamp 1 billion in red on this one to denote the new value.
A Medal Commemorating the High Prices during the Hyperinflationary Period of the Weimar Republic
The inscription on the above medal reads as follows:
“On 1st November 1923, 1 pound of Bread cost 3 Billion, 1 pound of Meat 36 Billion, 1 Glass of Beer 4 Billion.”
So, how much time do we have? I am not an economist, and I don’t have inside information, but I think we have one to two years before hyperinflation in the U.S. will reach it’s peak. Probably closer to two years.
This is my thinking. You don’t have to believe or accept it. Just do your own research. No government in the world has ever survived a fiat money system, which is what we have in the United States. I don’t think the U.S. will survive either.
Since you are on this website and reading this blog, I assume that you have looked around and think something is wrong, and you are considering how to make preparations for your own family. I encourage you to make them. You can only rely on yourself when it comes to taking care of your family in this unique, sometimes strange, but worrisome time in American and world history.
Store food and water, because there may come a time when you won’t be able to afford it. Store freeze dried food, dehydrated food, bulk staples, store-bought canned goods and do some home canning. Store water in your home or property. Also, look around to find alternate sources of water close to your home. Decide if these sources will be available when disaster strikes.
I encourage you to talk to people outside of the U.S. and get their opinion. You will likely find that everyone outside the U.S. can plainly see what is happening here. It’s the American public who can’t.
Finally, if you think a loaf of bread in the U.S. will never cost 3 Billion Dollars, like it did in the Weimar Republic, you are wrong. We are headed for a disaster.
Here is a link to the Wikipedia entry I mentioned above: