CNBC has a good article about the prospects of an inflationary environment in the near future.  Specifically it talks about how current Fed policy has hurt individual savers and retirees who are conservative with their money, while at the same time has been encouraging and rewarding market speculators.   An inflationary environment will also not be kind to savers and retirees.

See: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101018843