"We cannot stress enough how strongly we believe that a cliff-edge may be around the corner, for the global banking system and for the global economy. Think the unthinkable."
- Andrew Roberts, Credit Chief, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
(Note: this article is aimed in particular at individuals that are not as familiar with concepts such as quantitative easing, inflation, deflation, and what all this talk of 'printing money' means. These concepts can appear complex and intimidating, but they are not beyond reach of non-economists. Further, they are incredibly important to everyone. My hope is that you will take the time to learn more about this important topic and click through to some of the background info links I have included.)