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Old 04-05-2020, 07:22 PM
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When currency was backed by metals, the latter was a benchmark, a constant- slightly inflationary, but stable.
They have since changed to a commodity, rather than a benchmark standard.... but will alwan have value.
Cash currency is great- until the faith in the government issues it falters. Trade goods- canned beans, TP, ammunition- have no fixed or intrinsic value. Theyre consumables. There value is time and individually dependent. Most here remember a time when 5.56mm ball-if you could find it- was going for $1 a round....

Commodities fluctuate. The mostly commonly used and variable is probably gasoline. I remembered $0.70/gallon unleaded. I also remember $4/gallon in NC. Its about $1.80 now- exceptionally low. Mid $2s is the current normal...
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