http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSNYE00259720090604 ...are one in the same. While ignoring almost academic principles and countless examples that history provides...the US is monetizing its debt (in significant volume) nonetheless. perhaps you need a little of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monetize results in.... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7859033.stm every time.... but when so called economists write articles such as this: http://www.forbes.com/2008/12/09/dollar-devaluation-gold-pf-ii-in_fb_1209soapbox_inl.html It's all so predictable a person's foolish at best with the knowledge to do so and simply ignorant without. All too many fall under the category of the latter. ...and now in combination we now have for the first time in what was once a free country.... "Crony capitalism in the government absorbed industries." We got change allright. Move over Zimbabwe. Move over Argentina. Move over Cuba. Give us a little room on your bench please.