Since the birth of man’s awareness of the future, money never dies. It only changes in form.
I have studied hyperinflation from ancient to modern times. It embodies the smell of fear and the felling of helpless for those unprepared for a currency transition. It is the manifestation of private and public panic – the panic to protect yourself, but neither knowing what to do nor able to do so in a timely manner. Hyperinflation is a crash in confidence of not only those that manage the currency but also the public leadership that surrounds it. Hyperinflation as an event tends to create both a confidence and power vacuum in which new leadership, either benign or sinister, tends to exploit.