I was looking at the headlines and this article about Venezuela vaught my eye; Venezuela minimum wage up 155 percent, down 13 percent in dollar terms This might be a good way to demonstrate how this pension crisis is going to playout in the western world. As more people retire and collect benefits, that's if they're even paid out, the supply of dollars will increase, thus leading to this kind of inflation Venezuela sees. In the long run paying out these pensions, without massive reconstructing, will actually remove purchasing power. If we pay these pensions out, we will actually lose money. Does anyone understand what is coming down the road?