posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:11 AM
That is a tough question. I'll take the gold argument. Gold has an "intrinsic" value. As an absolute value the answer has to be no. In a SHTF
situation in my opinion barter items such as coffee, wheat, corn meal, blankets, clothing, etc. is what will have the most value in the short term.
The only actual value humans can make regarding anything is the value of life. (and preserving that life) and even that seems to lack value at
Rare metals (gold, silver, platinum, etc.) has, however, usefulness in electronics and other devices. The thing about these items, gold especially is
that it does not tarnish, rust, is hard to destroy or change. Therefore, it has it's value based in those basic facts - it is always there and cannot
However you cannot pay for a home with blankets. Gold, yes. Merchandise, no. Therefore, gold does have value in a particular situation as do
diamonds, silver, etc..