I mean you can't really compare the US to zimbabwe, or 1923 germany because in the US people have aquired alot of stuff to sell during the good times so its not like all the poor are going to be heading to hills digging for gold to afford bread. I also cant imagine cars will be completely unaffordable to drive. I kind of just imagine that the US will just become like any other 3rd world country where people pile into large vans or jeepneys like in the philippines when they need to go somewhere. I also imagine the normal daily wage will be pretty close to these countries where if you measured it in silver, unskilled labor will be paid about 1/10 to 1/5 of an ounce of silver for a days wage(which is about what most of the world lives on now.) I mean for thousands of years that has always been the measure of a days wage...about 1/10th of an ounce of silver. Once we make it to that point, i imagine thats when the US government will go back on the Gold standard and we start all over again. Any other thoughts?