The Problem & Solutions

The item used as money, Federal Reserve ‘dollars’, increases in quantity dramatically year to year and simultaneously loses value. These new dollars take value from all existing dollars, like the ones listed in your bank account. (see graphic)

Why do prices rise? Since the value of the dollar decreases, companies raise their prices to get the same value. You’re not paying more value, but you have to pay more dollars because the dollars (the money) is worth less.


Brain Teasers

Human head with glowing lightbulb insideHow much does 10 dollars cost? How can you pay for gas with gas?

Corruption of Money

DetourLearn the history of money, from barter to indirect barter to … government fraud.

Protect Yourself

Tourist with hat, sunglasses, and binocularsPrices are going up because your money is going down. Limit your exposure to your local currency like a tourist.

U.S. Annual Inflation Rate: 7.3%

The rate that Federal Reserve banks and the U.S. administration create dollars (and stealth-tax your wealth and earnings.)

Annual changes in Fed Reserve dollar quantity - through 2017 August

12.6 T dollars; Doubled in 8 years

The total dollars and how quickly the banks double the quantity. Dollars are worth half as much, when the quantity doubles.

Line chart of Fed Reserve Dollar Quantity from 1959 to 2017, with callouts showing when total dollar quantity doubled. Current total is 12.6 Trillion



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Updated inflation charts

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You need choice

m3_modified_profile_photo2If every year we become more efficient due to new technology and new production methods, should things cost more or less? Things should cost less. And the cost of things does fall, but the value of your money falls faster, so prices rise. Your money is worth less because banks create more each year. You need the freedom to choose other money. You need monetary choice. Continue

What is inflation?

Inflation is when the amount of money increases. Inflation is not rising prices, though prices usually rise after inflating. When gold was used as money, a huge gold discovery increased or inflated the quantity of money. These days it is banks that create and inflate money. The U.S. inflation rate has been 12 percent per year since 2006. Your salary and savings are worth 50 percent less. Continue