Compound interest formulas aside, the fact that prices increased by ten times over 50 years, and we blithely accept that as ‘normal’ inflation, is a wonder to me. Why should ever increasing prices occur in the first place?

Why should out of control inflation cause the ruination of a nation?

Is this a function of free market Capitalism, or Socialism, or just human insanity?

Why do the birds go on singing? Why do these eyes of mine cry?

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller