October 30, 2020 – The TOP five worst cases of hyperinflation in history – Hyperinflation is a very destructive phenomenon. Out of control inflation leads to currency devaluation and bizarre situations, like a loaf of bread costing 200 billion. The American economist Philip Cagan was the first to classify hyperinflation. He stated that the phenomenon happens when a country’s inflation rate exceeds 50% per month. Based on this, economists Steve Hanke and Nikolas Krus created the Hyperinflation ranking. The video explains the worst five cases of hyperinflation in the last 100 years. The top five include post-World War II Greece, Germany’s Weimar Republic, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe, and Post War Hungary.
02:31 Greece Hyperinflation during World War II
04:28 Hyperinflation in Germany during the Weimar Republic
07:17 Hyperinflation in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
09:42 Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe
12:35 Worst Hyperinflation in History: Post II World War in Hungary
July 21, 2021 – Is Hyperinflation a threat? How does it happen and what are the consequences? We look at the Weimar Hyperinflation and draw parallels from a hundred years ago to today. We also talk about what to do when you expect inflation and Bitcoin as a potential hedge. This video is based on Adam Fergusson’s book “When Money Dies – The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany” 00:00 – Introduction 01:01 – What is Hyperinflation and how does it happen? 02:44 – Weimar Hyperinflation 12:38 – More parallels to today 14:05 – Bitcoin in the context of inflation
October 8, 2021 – The German post-WW1 economy was under pressure: The loss of territory, the war bonds issued during the war, and the reparations under the Treaty of Versailles. All this led to a downward spiral of rising inflation and living costs for German citizens.
December 13, 2021 – The Weimar hyperinflation resulted in widespread social and economic collapse, and the complete impoverishment of many people. But what exactly happened? Who benefited from the inflation? Who paid the price? Well, in this multi-part series, we’re going to reexamine the evidence, dive into the details, and dispel many of the myths associated with this disaster, starting with – when the inflation really began. This video will cover the period from the pre-war era until 1918. The rest of the series will go from 1918 to 1923 (and a little beyond).
January 17, 2022 – The German Revolution of 1918 guaranteed that the Weimar Hyperinflation would happen. Why? Because the political ideologues who came to power and founded the Weimar Republic were also the ones calling for the policies that caused it, and were completely clueless on how to stop it. So, in order to fully understand the Weimar Hyperinflation, we need to understand them – who these ideologues were, what they believed, and what they were up to. And in this video, the second in the series on the Weimar Hyperinflation, we’re going to do just that by looking at the REAL history of the German 1918 Revolution and the Spartacist Uprising of 1919.
February 28, 2022 – In this video, the third in the series on the Weimar Hyperinflation, we’re going to take a look at the effects of inflation in 1919, the election that took place, the revolutionary violence, and compare the beginnings of the inflation in Germany with those of other countries in Europe, such as Austria and Russia. We’re going to answer the question: was the Weimar Republic weak? And we’re also going to hear the story of how one man single-handedly saved Austria from a Bolshevik Revolution. This is BankWars: The Weimar Hyperinflation, Episode 3.
July 16, 2022 – At its prime, the Weimar Republic wasn’t actually a bad place to live, it had a vibrant culture, a rapidly developing economy, an egalitarian political system, and a love of intellectualism that gave rise to world-renowned scholars like Albert Einstein among others. It’s time to learn how history works to find out what a day in the life was like in Weimar era Germany.
January 25, 2023 – The Weimar Republic, a crucial period in history, serves as a painful economic lesson for us all. The Weimar Republic, which existed in Germany between 1919 and 1933, was marked by hyperinflation, economic collapse and political turmoil. In this video, we will explore the intricate details of how gold played a pivotal role in the economic disaster that was the Weimar Republic. You will learn about the government’s monetary policies, including the disastrous decision to print money to pay for war reparations, which led to skyrocketing inflation and the devaluation of the German currency.
We will delve into the impact of these policies on the German people, who suffered greatly as a result of the economic crisis. In addition to the historical aspect, we will also discuss the modern-day relevance of the Weimar Republic’s experience with gold. The lessons from this period in history continue to be studied by economists and financial experts as a cautionary tale of the dangers of reckless monetary policies. Analysis and storytelling will help you gain a deeper understanding of one of the most significant economic crises of the 20th century.
August 22, 2023 – FRANKFURT – The Weimar Germany hyperinflation happened 100 years ago in 1923. I look at how the hyperinflation happened according to the book “When Money Dies”. The hyperinflation after World War 1 in the Weimar Republic of Germany happened in just 5 years. I talk about the types of jobs that did well during the inflation and which ones did poorly. I also look at the different assets like gold, silver, real estate, the stock market, factories, and farming. Some of these fared much better during Germany’s hyperinflation than others. There are lessons to be learned on how to prepare for runaway inflation in the US.