With most of our fiat currencies now being conjured into existence electronically, this is the ultimate example of an infinite quantity/zero cost item . . . with one exception. Since all of this funny money is borrowed into existence, the bankers were previously able to claim that in fact this was not a "zero cost" item -- because of the debt/interest attached to each currency unit.
However that argument,
the only basis for claiming that the bankers' fiat currency had any value whatsoever
evaporated the day that the U.S. began its permanent era of 0% interest rates. On that day the U.S. dollar fully became a zero cost/infinite quantity item -- and indisputably worthless as a basic proposition of logic.
Why do people think B.S. Bernanke attempted to peddle the myth of an "exit strategy" -- i.e., an end to 0% interest rates -- for nearly three years, before finally being forced to abandon that absurd pretense? Because he and the rest of the banking cabal are terrified that someone would stand up (as I have done on several occasions) and announce that "the Emperor is wearing no clothes."
At the end of
400 years ago, a single tulip could be exchanged to buy a house. The next day that tulip was merely a flower. The tulip itself was unchanged. All that did change was that the mass delusion that tulips were items of considerable value suddenly and collectively evaporated.
It is one of the reasons why every fiat currency ever created has gone to zero (or simply been removed from circulation before it hit zero). It is one of the reasons why they tend to go to zero very, very quickly - more commonly known as "hyperinflation."
The moment we accept the logical fact that these fiat currencies are already worthless we see the absurdity of attempting to price valuable assets (like gold and silver) in paper which has no meaning. If I announce that in hyperinflation-ravaged Zimbabwe an ounce of gold is "worth" $2.5 trillion Zimbabwe dollars, does that actually mean anything to anyone?
Sadly, we have collectively been so completely brainwashed (over the past century) that we are now almost incapable of conceiving a world
priced in paper. However, go back little more than a century (and for all the centuries preceding it throughout history) and we encounter a world virtually the mirror-opposite of our own.