Inflation in our world economy is determined by the amount of money chasing the available products and services. This is not the same as 'pricing' which is set by the demand for products and services. Now, recently the world banking system lost billions. The money has not vanished into thin air but has only changed hands and is still within the system. Since the banks operate the system our goverments have had to prop them up with a massive billions strong cash injection from out of public coffers (money on the outside of the economic system). This is going to leave us in the unfortunate position of having way, way too much money within the global economy chasing too few goods and inflation must rise as a result. There is a recession coming, if not in some places already, so the economy shrinks and we have even less goods and services which makes the imbalance all the worse. I am an engineer not an economist, but I was taught this precept in uni and it does worry me - is this too simplistic?