Personal wealth has taken a hit in ways which may not be obvious to a lot of people. Here's a thought: how much would a round-the-world trip set you back right now? There's a connection between the value of your money and freedom. I've been thinking about moving some of my liquid assets into other assets, but then I just wonder what the point is to it all. If society has become authoritarian, then what use will those other assets be? Greater "value" in relation to the assets that were left behind? Greater freedom within diminished overall freedom? I can see a time approaching where the most valuable thing will be food.