I appreciate you accepting my apology. I need to add that I am very well informed about this. I am informed by MMT economists, Steve Keen, Michael Hudson, Lerner, Minsky, Lapavitsas and Keynes, among others. I would also like to add that the gold standard itself proved to be completely unworkable in the end, and I dont think it makes and ounce of sense in the 21st century, just my opinion. What I see isnt a system suffering because of a fiat currency. I see a financialized capitalist system that is on its death bed, and I see financial accumulation as the primary means of accumulation in this dying system, since making profits by actually making things is increasingly difficult. And financial capital controls the government. What we need is public banking, democratizing money creation and we need the Treasury to take over the entirety of state money creation. There is nothing special about gold in the modern economy what so ever. Gold was was far more important centuries ago for the reasons I mentioned. You want to know what will be the most important commodity or resource of the late 21st century? Water.