Originally Posted by series1811
It's funny that there are actually people who think that printing massive amounts of money doesn't affect anything in the economy.
But, there are.
... and they're in the position of running things ! ...
They'd created a vast, permanently unemployed underclass, dependent upon the Republic's stupendous welfare machine for its very existence, and in so doing, they'd sown the seeds of their own destruction. No one could place two-thirds of a world's population on the Dole and keep them there forever without the entire system crashing . . . but how in hell did one get them off the Dole? -David Weber, Flag in Exile