The gold monetary system of past did not fail by fundamental design. Central bankers first perverted it with paper notes and leveraged markets. Finally, in 1971, government abandoned it due to their own overspending. The resulting fiat we have today will fail by design, it never had a chance. Money cannot be baseless and printed into infinity. Having a central authority issue money at will results in corruption, class disparity, and eventual hyperinflation. All of which progresses slowly and inconspicuously at first.