Comment: I suppose you don't have to pay if you farm yourself.

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I suppose you don't have to pay if you farm yourself.

But most people on earth don't produce any food and so must rely on those who do for their survival.

Money then becomes that commodity of value acceptable as an exchange for food by the producers.

But it has to be based on something rare enough to hold value.

Inflation is just the proof that what we use for money loses value because there is no rarity to it anymore.

And that's why preciouse metals have remained a commodity of value that tends to keep its value because you can't print silve and gold.

The U.S. dollar is worth a mere fraction of what it once was because we have decided to ignore this most basic of economic principles and print with no limitations.

You could easily argue that the creation of the Federaal Reserve was the beginning of the end for our experiment in liberty in the United States.

And we 'aint seen nothin' yet.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul