“Money can survive and be accepted quite well for long periods of time provided the nation that is issuing it is a strong military force and can dominate the world. ‘You better like us or we’ll send our troops over there and call you terrorists or something.’ That works for a long time, but then it fades and people get tired of playing that game. Those countries tend to overspend themselves, they become weak, and then they are replaced by another strong nation.”
G. Edward Griffin is an American film producer, author, and political lecturer. He is best known as the author of The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, a critique of much modern economic theory and practice, specifically the Federal Reserve System.