Silver, Gold, and Inflation

A revelation on how monetary inflation destroys savings and wealth.
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2013 English

Course Description

Inflation is a hidden tax.

Just as Income, Sales, and Property taxes confiscate your wealth, so does the Inflation tax.  It’s just hidden from you.

It’s not overt.  You didn’t vote for it. Most people cannot describe what it is exactly.

The effect of inflation is the erosion of the purchasing power of the Dollar.

As its value erodes, it takes more dollars to purchase a set amount of gold. 

Just as we would not save in, say, bananas – which will decay over time and become worthless - we don’t really want to save in dollars, which also decay over time and become worth less and less until they too, in time,  become worthless.

Perhaps a quote from Alan Greenspan describes the problem the best. "In the absence of a gold standard there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation."

The course consists of a series of 100 slides from a college lecture.

It should take just under one hour to complete.

Instructor consultation will be via e-mail contact.

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To explain what monetary inflation is.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to protect their savings and wealth.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Inflation Monster
Lecture 1 is an introduction to, and preview of, the course content.  It is also makes the case for the importance of the content.
Lecture 2 asks what would happen if we doubled the money supply.  Would we become wealthier by doing so?
Lecture 3 answers the question of why we have not yet seen inflation commensurate with money creation.
Lecture 4 tells of the importance of comparing apples to apples when discussing price.  When looking at price over time, we must take inflation into account.
Section 2: Inflation Events Past, Present, and Future
Lecture 5 looks at U.S. Government Debt and Liability trends.  Are they sustainable and what is the effect on gold?
Lecture 6 presents hyperinflations past.  Is the U.S. Dollar an exception?  Where are we in the inflation cycle?  What happens to markets during hyperinflation?
Lecture 7 seeks signs of a U.S. Dollar hyperinflation.  Why can’t we go on printing forever?  What are the effects of a currency collapse?
Section 3: Signposts
Lecture 8 describes how gold acts during times of deflation.
Lecture 9 postulates scenarios for the Dollar.
Lecture 10 Summarizes and Concludes.
22 pages
This lecture contains additional relevant slides not included previously.

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Instructor Biography

Jerry Western, The Gold Money Guy

Mr. Western has bought, sold, and collected coins since he was a child.  He teaches College courses about Gold and Silver, Money, Inflation, and related topics including Precious Metal Equities.  It is his wish that others come to a better  understanding of money and our monetary system.

Mr. Western has an intense interest in all things gold and silver.

Look for other courses from him  on Inflation, The Gold and Silver Industry, and Gold and Silver Stocks and Equities.

He can be reached at

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