We're told the economy is in reasonable shape, so why then are there are growing calls for the Reserve Bank to consider injecting billions of extra dollars into the economy by way of money printing? Money printing, which also goes by the name "quantitative easing", involves a country's central bank using its own cash to buy up government bonds, effectively flooding the economy with billions of dollars of extra money. The United States began a program of money printing in the wake of the global financial crisis in an attempt to stave off a much-feared economic depression. Now, several leading economists say Australia's Reserve Bank - just as it flags interest rate hikes and cuts - should start "preparing" the public for the introduction of money printing. Listen to economic experts Stephen Kirchner of the US Studies Centre, Sally Auld of JP Morgan and Michael Malakellis of KPMG who are interviewed about the strategy.