April 18, 2019 — A barely noticed report published by the staff of the International Monetary Fund in February 2019 suggests that financial authorities are considering a devaluation of money in order to save the financial system from the impending collapse. The report, titled Monetary Policy with Negative Interest Rates: Decoupling Cash from Electronic Money proposes to depreciate physical money (and not only bank deposits) in order to allow an ample margin for negative rates.
Thirty years ago, on Oct. 19 1987, the biggest stock market crash in one day occurred on Wall Street. On that “Black Monday”, the Dow Jones dropped by a spectacular 22.6% in panic sales. Many articles were published on the occasion of the 30th anniversary, but virtually all failed to correctly answer the question generally raised: “Can it happen again?”