Thursday , 22 February 2018


Inflation/Deflation

What Inflation Actually Looks Like For Most Americans – and The Picture Is Not Pretty

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I have long been a critic of government inflation statistics. Not so much with regard to the methodology they use, but because the measure of “average” inflation across the broad economy doesn’t really describe the inflation that the majority of Americans experience. I’ve written about that at length in several letters and now my good friend Ron Arnott, along with his associate Lillian Wu, presents us with a research paper that lays out what inflation actually looks like for most Americans – and the picture is not pretty.

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We’re On the Cusp Of Inflation Beginning

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Gluskin Sheff Chief Economist David Rosenberg is bucking the bearish trend on Wall Street and running with the bulls instead, touting positive jobs and wages data as a sign that inflation—the current gold standard for economic recovery—may be right around the corner...

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A Perspective On the World’s Most Famous Hyperinflation Event

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The Great War ended on November 11th, 1918, when the signed armistice came into effect, but the peace agreement lead to additional destruction - the destruction of wealth and savings - in the form of an hyperinflation event in Germany from 1921 and 1924 that caused millions of people to have their savings erased.

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What’s the ‘Real Deal’ About Inflation & Deflation?

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The debate over deflation/inflation continues as some of our most astute economic observers take sides. Frankly, I think that both sides are missing part of the picture. The debate concentrates on the after shocks of inflation/deflation: prices instead of the money supply and the demand for it. Words: 721

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