The U.S. has devalued its currency for years. Borrowing money from the air. Trillion dollars in debt. Yes, China wasn't fair but Big Brother has devalued the U.S. Dollar since we went off the gold standard. A little inflation stimulates the economy, but rising prices have led us into 2015. Even with inflation our savings account made more that 0.25%. Back in the 80' locked in a 10% rate until I was 65 yo.