Originally Posted by beowulf
Where would you flee to? If the US collapses economically, there won't be too many countries that are safe havens.
Not true there are always safe havens. I am working with an individual from Vietnam whose emigration to Switzerland was paid with by gold held onto by his father and paid to the necessary people to get his son, then age 14 to another family. All of the families bank accounts had been frozen by the communists.
Gold is merely a universal form of currency. And the amount of goods any currency can buy is always fluctuating.