You can also see the correlation with national debt skyrocketing after the end of the gold standard. Never ending inflation, unlimited printing money, Devaluing of the dollar, and over 20 trillion in debt makes a great equation for debt bondage.
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson