In the past 60 years, we have allowed the largest perceived wealth creation in the history of man, with more than half of that expansion coming from debt. We live in a world of leisure, instant gratification expectations, and Distractions veiled as entertainment. We have become a Nation of the soft and stupid. Looking at History, do we really have to follow the lassitude of the western Roman Empire?
The US$ is a Fiat Currency. NO GOLD OR SILVER BACKS IT! Look It Up!