D EAR HARRY: I recently read a book predicting that we'll have hyperinflation within four years in the U.S. The author's opinion is that investors will refuse to purchase U.S. bonds because of the very high debt-to-GDP (Gross Domestic Product) ratio of 104 percent and a $15.7 trillion total debt. He believes that our government will resort to printing more money rather than cutting spending or regulations. The book recommends that we purchase necessary items (such as food, clothing, cleaning supplies, etc.) before their prices skyrocket and these items disappear from our stores. He further recommends moving money to countries with debt-to-GDP ratios of less than 80 percent such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Is he crazy, or crazy like a fox?