INFLATION: It's In The Bloodstream

Before the twentieth century, inflation was more or less sporadic. There were intermittent episodes of runaway prices, superimposed on a general upward tilt in prices. We are now in the Age of Inflation; inflation has become a way of life. The public focuses particularly on short-term price changes, but tends to ignore how these changes accumulate over time. In fact, inflation has become worldwide and has an overwhelming effect on economic behavior. If societies are to make a break from inflation as a way of life, the first thing to do is to identify the major reason for changing prices. It is the money supply. It is a syndrome of denial to repeatedly attribute price fluctuations to other causes.


Issue Date:
1991
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/131644
Published in:
Choices, Volume 06, Issue 2
Total Pages:
4




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