After WW2 the Marshall plan was introduced to help rebuild Germany with the Yanks and Canada throwing the most money around,this gave Germany the chance, like Japan to start afresh with new building's and equipment all made in USA etc and the drawback was to much money chasing too few goods = inflation were a cup of coffee would cost more 1/2 an hour after your first cup or a wine bottle was worth more the next day than the wine was the day before.
This time with the world about to tank and now one knows how big the tank is or if it has a bottom meaning deflation, business's are going to collapse due to the high un employment levels and no one will be able to turn out goods due to the lack of demand and every little profit so the question is will Golds at say $7,000 an OZ have any buyers or will PM's tank as well.
The ways things are going it will boil down to the basic's food , guns and ???