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Originally posted by filosophia
but that's even worse that it is just numbers on a computer screen. Sure, in Germany and South America inflation was in terms of physical currency, so a loaf of bread cost a wheelbarrow of paper, but in this economy, since everything is digital, the banks basically can buy up anything they want for free, since it's just numbers on a computer screen that keep growing and growing. Before, they were limited only by how much physical money they could print and move, now they're only limited by transaction and paperwork. Money is no longer a real thing but simply an arbitrary number that keeps growing. I think they want to phase out the dollar, not over inflate it.