# Comment: Bzzzzt! Next...

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### Bzzzzt! Next...

They devalue the currency nominaly, not the purchasing power.

You are subtracting zeros, and comparing as if devaluation erases \$900 of cash value. This can only work if the dollar value before and after valuation stays the same (FYI - this would be considered theft on a grand scale!).

Devaluation adds zeros to your current cash holdings. However, you can only buy the same amount of stuff with it as before the devaluation. Ex. \$1000 devalued to 10% of it's worth now becomes \$10,000. That's the magic of fiat currency, assign to it any value you want! Only now a gallon of milk costs \$45.00 instead of \$4.50. Look up Zimbabwe.

So again, what's the difference if I can buy or sell an oz. of gold for ~\$800 current value or an oz. of gold for ~\$10,000 devalued (based on 1/12 valuation).

Answer that, or this post is simply scare mongering. "GOLD TO GO TO \$10,000!!!" Sure, if they devalue the currency anything is possible. Gold could go to \$100,000 if they wanted it to, but the fiat monetary units would be devalued in proportion.

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...In Liberty

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RON PAUL 2012