A Look at Empty Store Shelves in America

The National Inflation Association has produced a new video looking at how hyperinflation can lead to a run on stores. They paint the kind of picture where people are trampling one another to stock up on basic goods, like water, before their dollars lose purchasing power.

Using a recent real-life example from Massachusetts in May of 2010, the clip below shows what empty retail store shelves look like in the US, and also people so desperate for supplies that the National Guard has to be called in to keep the peace. Despite the over-the-top tone of the cautionary tale and the survivalist advice it’s an interesting video.