The loss of the gold standard has now morphed into complete lack of accountability for the banks.
The Savings and Loan scandal did not teach us anything - in fact they made sure we would not be able to send bankers to jail ever again. And thus the 2008 - current continuing ad nauseum bailout by the fed. Currently new money is created every time someone borrows a dime - A bank’s lending capacity is no longer contingent on its assets. Then they can berate you for it.
There is some talk in a few quarters about going back to the gold standard. Certain China and Russia are moving in that directions- they have bought several hundred tons of gold in the past few years.
Trump will loose the next election, stay in power through coercion and violence and use the nuclear bomb so that his fellow sociopaths can continue their current lifestyle.
There are no checks and balances possible in the current economic system, least of all in the banking system, where it all seems to start.
If we change what we call currency, we can save the planet.