Currency may be worth far less, by my real estate, business, and stocks won't be. Anyhow, when was the last time that the American dollar was "alluva sudden" worth "far less"? Are you just talking about a couple of years of the Reagan administration when we had 10% inflation?Now. How do you protect your savings or investment when the money supply is corrupted by a destructive government printing up more...dollars, sheckels, pesos, whatever? You had to work hard to earn those dollars; and you invested them in mutual funds - or put them in savings tools - and alluva sudden, those dollars are worth FAR LESS.
On average, the US dollar will be worth about 3% less each year, and that's reasonably steady. I expect that, and thus I don't hold large amounts of cash or cash type investments. Cash is unproductive, I've much rather invest in something productive or something that they aint making any more of, than to save cash.
It's just common sense. If someone ain't got common sense, that's not my problem, they deserve whatever they get.
Every single instance of hyper inflation occured when there was some sort of shortage of goods or dramatic decline in production. Wiermare was invaded by France and Belgium who shut down their manufacturing sector. Production in Zimbabwe was distrupted by civil war. Even during the late Carter and early Reagan years, inflation was caused by the OPEC oil embargos.It's the story of Wiemar Germany. Or of Zimbabwe a few years ago. Or US in a few years, when all that fake, printed-up money starts washing into the general circulation.
There are few practical ways of saving without a monetary currency and NO practical way to invest. And no, Beanie Babies or Britney CDs are not investments.
Maybe you dont understand what causes inflation. It's inadequate supply to meet demand. When supply is inadequate, sellers raise their prices.