With circulating Gold came increased trade. Increased trade lead to greater prosperity and the need for more sophisticated language. The combination of increased wealth and more sophisticated language lead to the development of the arts – literature, painting, architecture, poetry, music, theatre etc.
That in turn lead to even more sophisticated language and more trade to create even more prosperity. Circulating Gold meant a rapidly expanding upward spiral of everything important to society and human wellbeing.
The removal of Gold from circulation has always led to the reverse. From the unprecedented heights of modern society, the fall will be catastrophic. The snowflakes, those least equipped to cope with anything, are the generation that will have to weather it.
The gene pool is about to get a dose of chlorine. It needs it.