Catherine Austin Fitts’ view is that more of a sound money system in which gold is a part. Also more of an equity system which she considers good because a debt based system is a very unhealthy system. By contrast, an equity based system necessitates cooperation and a willingness to create value.
In current times, when governments can confiscate your savings, or impose ridiculous taxes while depreciating the value of your money, it is essential to accumulate physical gold and silver as a long-term insurance against further currency depreciation.
Today not one country has a currency tied to gold. However, as the fiat currencies get devalued to deal with the sovereign debt crisis gold demand will soar. The problem and opportunity we see is that the supply is already maxed out. So if a wave of demand comes we could see the gold price move rapidly on supply and demand fundamentals. Inflation will simply be the icing on the cake.
The primary conclusion for any prudent investor should be to not be lulled in by the soothing talks of Ben, Mario and Shinzo. Granted, they may be doing their best, and doing so in good faith. Only you should not rely on their being able to succeed. Ultimately, the interest rates and inflation expectations of financial markets are fickle. They can turn on a dime. And, irrespective of all their good intentions, the good men at the central banks will not be able to control the loss of confidence in the markets.
If it’s not money, it appears the primary motivation here is control. The new “global standard” is a path that will put governments around the world one step closer to being able to track and control every penny you earn and every penny you spend. It dovetails nicely with the global war on cash.