USA income surged 34% in Q2 of 2020. Massachusetts surged 76%!!!! IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC. CPI has not changed much (if you believe the government) and dollar value did not change much either. I doubt this could've happened without holding (printing) the currency that everyone wants. If we were on the gold standard of $35, what would our wealth be? Obviously few dollars as a car might still cost $3000 but would we be by far the richest nation in the history of the world?