Richard Russell (in 2007)

They’re worried [central banks] that the world will get wise to the central bank/fiat money racket, and maybe kill the beast. In other words, the central banks are afraid that voters will finally get rid of the whole private money business along with its nonstop production of intrinsically worthless fiat money. You see, a real headwind of inflation would anger the public, in which case a few intelligent journalists might start putting the blame where it belongs — on the central banks, not the least of which is our own Federal Reserve. No, too much inflation, surging inflation, would be dangerous — it might expose the Fed and the central bankers for what they are — engines of inflation. When you’ve got a great racket going, like taking control of a nation’s money, you want to protect that racket.