If you’re familiar with the song ‘Hotel California’ from the Eagles it’s about the California lifestyle. You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave. You go there and then you just stay, and you can’t really ever leave because you’re stuck. The fiat monetary system is very much like that. That’s the golden handcuffs.
Inflation is theft. It’s taking your purchasing power away. But by using fiat money it makes it seem like you’re obeying market forces. They’re paying you to go do something, when in fact, they’re stealing from you and then paying you to do something.