Sean Malone (in 2009)

Money supply from 1946-2009 has been increased 5,938% to $8,235,900,000,000. In that time, the U.S. has seen 10 recessions, constant military action, massive expansion of government power, an explosion of the welfare state and the complete annihilation of the buying power of the U.S. dollar. Now try to imagine what your life might be like if every dollar you had–bought you 20 times as much stuff. This is the cost of inflation.