I am curious when the government can print more money or another words in what conditions are the government/treasury allowed to make more money. I know as the population increases they must somehow have to increase the amount of money that exists in the US...etc Or if the population was greater then the amount of money many people would just starve to death... or all the rich people would have to live normal ...etc Curious how this all works. In theory the government can print as much money as it wanted. But in practice if they didn't do this correctly they would have chaos on their hands. So do they just print enough money to keep us about 2% inflation or something. That cann't be quite true either since we have had depressions and recessions ,...etc Their must be strict laws/conditions that allow printing and not printing money even if it happened to kill a few people in starvation in the process. Even so , don't get it. I get if their is a fix amount of money then economists could analysis the flow of how the money is moving. But if it was not fix and could be increased by some means then wouldn't everybody be asking to increase it for their own benefit when the time came for a particular person. And this would inevitable a biased system. And thus the barter system would be the only true fair non-biased system.