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The Return of Inflation

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Those of us old enough to remember the 1970s recall, with a shudder, the last great American inflation. Recent events – the financial collapse resulting in a huge increase in indebtedness and money creation by the federal government – have stimulated predictions of future inflation. But inflation is already back, in a new and unfamiliar form.
 What Is Inflation?
Prices rise and fall constantly, but inflation traditionally describes the case where all or most prices rise simultaneously. We diagnose it using a price index, a kind of “average price” calculated using data on thousands of goods and services. The best-known price index [...] Launches Retirement Investment Blog

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