For those readers seeking to find some distinction/demarkation point between "mere" competitive devaluation and the "currency war" our governments tell us they are
planning on having, we appear to have it. Competitive devaluation represented the era where our governments drove their paper currencies to zero (in economic/mathematical terms).
The Currency War represents the
: the interval of time that elapses from the time all this paper actually became worthless, and the inevitable "crisis of confidence" when the Chumps
that all this paper is worthless.
One final warning. History also tells us that the final "crisis of confidence" that occurs when these paper currencies die is more often than not lightning quick. You go to sleep one night with "money" in your wallet, and you wake up the next morning with a pocket full of confetti.
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