From a superficial perspective, energy is just another increasingly expensive product among a wide range of other, equally important products, and just happens to play a widespread central role. Consequently, everything done by the authorities in order to manipulate and prop up the money system merely serves to exacerbate the prevailing state of decline. Every conventional remedy simply maintains the same vicious circle of reason that produced the problem of decline in the first place.
We can therefore rest assured that a hyper-inflationary scenario, similar to that of the infamous Wiemar Republic, is now in the making. While this possibility is widely believed to be no longer possible, that was before the U.S. began to secretly export its inflation (that is, its excessive printing of currency) overseas with the strategy of "globalization." Unfortunately, there is now simply no place left to export the economic incompetence of the U.S. government and chickens are coming home to roost.
But the adoption of a Joule Standard has multifaceted consequences. It's adoption implies more than merely equating the denominations of a currency with some arbitrary quantity of energy. It also implies the adoption of an altogether different function and role of government itself, while simultaneously expunging the concept of taxation altogether from the equation of its existence. In brief, one of the first practical steps towards resolving the paradox of economic decline is to systematically replace the practice of taxation with the production of energy as a governmental service to society at large. In this manner, governmental services may be funded without the government becoming an ever-expanding, parasitical burden on the very population it was intended to serve.
Everyone today actually believes that taxes are as inevitable as death, when in reality, it's merely an artifact of muddled economic concepts. Every vestige of taxation can be entirely removed from the phenomenon of government, and the cost of government from the cost of every product; unlike today, in which the cost of taxes accumulate to an extraordinary degree before any stage of final consumption. The only way to literally energize an economy is to implement a two-fold approach that addresses (1) the cost of raw energy in every form in terms of energy, and (2) increases the quantities available. The goal is of course, to flood the system with energy.