Talk:Inflation

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Cost-Push Inflation[edit]

Why is this included as one of the negative effects of inflation? Isn't it just a tad circular to argue that inflation is caused by inflation?

little change, money supply growth[edit]

Hello, i proppose to change the second sentence: "Economists generally believe that high rates of inflation and hyperinflation are caused by an excessive growth of the money supply.[6] However, money supply growth does not necessarily cause inflation." in: "However, money supply growth does not necessarily cause inflation from a more distinguished sight." or "However, money supply growth does not necessarily cause inflation from another point of view." Or something like that, cause the common definition of Inflation doesnt fit with the meaning of the sentence now (in my opinion). I dont know what this sight is intended to be, but when I imagine a pool of comparable units spread over the world and every unit is bound in a certain way with all assets, then i believe any rise of the number of units (along with a constant number of assets) will have the äquivalent effect of inflation. sry my english, greetings from austria --194.118.178.167 (talk) 13:32, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

You can't use arguments from personal incredulity on Wikipedia talk pages. You need to cite sources for your views.--greenrd (talk) 21:11, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

A quicky.[edit]

Any of you good folk have IQ´s above 100? I ask, because you do have such a large tendency to use the same terms that you are explaining to explain the term that you are describing and thereby and through fall foul onto a circular definition where poop is poop because it is poop.

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Cheers, may the self referencial loops make you crash & burn. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.208.189.225 (talk) 14:58, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

I deleted part of this comment which did not relate to improving this article.--greenrd (talk) 21:11, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

No, that definition is entirely backwards[edit]

The first paragraph, and therefore the entire tone of the article is completely backwards: Inflation is not rising prices, rising prices are the effect of inflation. Inflation is an increase in the money supply. This article used to explain this correctly, now it's completely backwards. --Lance W. Haverkamp (talk) 22:43, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

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  • Reference : Diewert, E. (2014). Alternative Measures of OECD Output Growth and Inflation. Economics working papers erwin_diewert-2014-1, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 20 Feb 2014.

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