Forget the Maya thing...That was #$%$ and we all know it.
But economic meltdown....think, ...what do you think the probability is?
Hyper-Inflation, what do you think the probability of that?
Don't say zero because even Bernanke and company think there is a probability its just they are choosing that risk over a depression.
PS if there is an economic meltdown , your cash is trash.
If there is a 10% probability in your opinion, then you should be 10% prepared.