Is there, in fact, going to be a massive inflation of the currency?
Well, if you believe Sarah Palin, yes.
But, of course, she's a dummy, isn't she? Where could she have possibly gotten that idea?
From the newspaper of the reporter questioning her understanding and knowledge of economics, of course.
I think this is what my son would call a Boo-Yah! moment.
But, why would inflation be such an unmitigated disaster for the American public.
On this, I have some expertise. I lived through the inflation of the 1970s. It was dreadful. It eroded buying power, and made strikes near-constant. Why? Because the unions' members couldn't manage on wages previously adequate.
The higher wages resulting from those strikes led to higher prices - and, inevitably, to calls for increased wages. For union members, it was a cycle without end. For those who didn't belong to a union, it was a nightmare - our bosses had trouble meeting wage demands of unions, and they did so by keeping our wages stagnant.
So, is the solution to join a union?
I've belonged to several unions, and each was more inefficient, more top-heavy with either corruption or socialists (sometimes, sadly, both) than any Kremlin politbureau. I always looked at the deduction taken out of my paycheck as wasted money. At that time, I worked for "closed shop" businesses. Either join, or pay almost the same, but without membership - it made little difference.
Inflation does increase the value of homes, it's true, but at a terrible cost - savers find their efforts to be a waste, and retirees find that the value of their pension shrinks to almost nothing. An inflationary economy encourages over-spending, going into debt, and living for today.
None of those are admirable character traits.
All of those traits developed in the generation that reached adulthood in the 1970s; those would be baby-boomers. Is it any wonder that so many are "adults" of little personal character?