"Inflation is not caused by the actions of private citizens,
but by the government: by an artificial expansion of the money supply
required to support deficit spending. No private embezzlers or bank
robbers in history have ever plundered people’s savings on a scale
comparable to the plunder perpetrated by the fiscal policies of
[Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum] (1905-1982) Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter
Who Will Protect Us From Our Protectors?, The Objectivist Newsletter, May 1952.