Posts Tagged ‘inflation’

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    Inflation Stories

    Oct 3, 10 • 374 Views • No Comments

    Arrive at a supermarket at the same time everyday? Require cash instead of credit?  Stop making beer? Why? The answer to each question is INFLATION. We are told that the Fed is always worried about inflation. If you know that you should worry too but...  [read more]

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    Deflation Worries

    Sep 13, 10 • 318 Views • 3 Comments

    We have something else to worry about: deflation. If you had $100 in 2000, you would need $126.60 in 2010 to make the same kinds of purchases. Called inflation, prices tend to go up each year. Most consumers and businesses are happy with a little inflation,...  [read more]

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    Becoming Ben Bernanke

    Aug 8, 10 • 304 Views • No Comments

    This was fun! A 5 minute Federal Reserve simulation lets you target the fed funds rate for 16 hypothetical quarters and then watch the inflation and unemployment impact. It all appears manageable until a surprise news headline appears. The site also links to...  [read more]

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    Independence and Printing Money

    Jul 5, 10 • 295 Views • No Comments

    Having just celebrated July 4th, I’ve been thinking about 1776, the American Revolution, and money. At the time, money frequently determined who won and lost wars. When countries ran out of money, they had to stop fighting. Great Britain had sufficient...  [read more]

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    Statistical Fun

    Mar 13, 10 • 267 Views • No Comments

    Reading that China might be concerned with an annual 3.5 percent inflation rate, I wondered how that compared to other countries and the world.  At a Google site with World Bank data, not only did I get some answers, but I had...  [read more]