printing money increases the supply of money and decreases the value of it all...
if there are ten thousand dollars in the world...

...and we print ten thousand more dollars...

...every dollar is now worth half as much because...

...the supply of dollars has doubled.

in other words, printing enough dollars to make each dollar worth half as much...

...is just like stealing half of every person's money.

printing money doesn't create real wealth...

...it transfers wealth from everyone to the guy running the printing press.

this is why counterfeiting is illegal—it is theft.
...but it is even worse than that.