The key to all of this is whether we continue to see our labor,time and effort as valueless until such time as an employer agrees to pay us in the currency of the realm.
The concept that I have 'gained' anything buy exchanging my skills and labor for currency is, at best ludicrous. If anything I have lost precious hours of my life and efforts in exchange for a rapidly declining dollar.
To those who don't understand just think on the fact that nothing..and I mean nothing.. in human civilization happens without the most valuable commodity being put to the effort..us.
So who really gains from our labor? Us? Or the institutions that control the currency?