Our currency has been inflating since it was created, what's your point? Reasonable amounts of inflation is needed and is nothing to be scared of. I'll ask again, when money can be printed and pumped into circulation, pretty much without getting into the hands of the general population then removed again why would we let our banks fail? Hyper inflation is generally to be avoided, but it is there as a fail safe should it all go properly pear shaped. Countries have been through it and ended up ok. Are you implying that the vast majority of participants are aware of what is happening? The thing could be described as a Ponzi-pyramid scheme all in one.