inflation

  1. Arkady

    Indexing Capital Gains to Inflation

    The Trump administration is reportedly considering a Constitutionally dubious scheme to cut taxes for the wealthy. Specifically, they'd unilaterally redefine the cost basis for capital gains tax calculations, to index for inflation, thereby reducing revenues by $100 billion, the vast majority...
  2. Mister B

    Here Comes Inflation!

    Remember that so-called tax increase that some say threw crumbs at the middle class while benefitting the rich and super rich? As I said a while back and have continued to say, plan on inflation at rates we haven't seen since the Second Great Depression under Bush. Source...
  3. bajisima

    Consumer spending rises, inflation rebounds

    Looks like another interest rate hike coming. U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in four months in April and monthly inflation rebounded, pointing to firming domestic demand early in the second quarter that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month...
  4. meridian5455

    Inflation in Argentina has gotten out of hand

    Argentina's inflation rate hit 40% in 2014, making Argentina one of the countries with the highest inflation rate in the world. It's really hard to understand what that actually means to people's daily lives, though, unless you've got a good illustration. Luckily, Conz Preti over at BuzzFeed...
  5. jackalope

    World faces low inflation threat not seen since before WWII

    Since 1932 -- I wonder why they characterize that as since before WWII, instead of since the Great Depression? If the world falls into a deflationary cycle, The Great Depression is what is relevant, not WWII.
  6. bajisima

    Forget what the Fed says, inflation is here

    After corporate earnings are now in, over three quarters of them are now raising prices on consumer items: Hershey is raising its chocolate prices 8 cents a bar, Kraft is raising all its food prices 10-12 percent, beef and pork prices are up 20%, Nike and Ford both are raising prices and even...
  7. michaelr

    Big changes in store for how feds calculate inflation

    Big changes in store for how feds calculate inflation Let's see, we have a new 3% imaginary growth to the GDP that began last July, and now a new way to figure inflation. Gee,the economy sure is doing wonderful, no really.
  8. Cicero

    Ron Paul and the Inflation Truthers: Nuts

    Hey, Inflation Truthers, Enough Already! Congress is not engaged in a massive conspiracy to disguise rising prices. Really. Uncle Sam's number crunchers reported Wednesday that the American economy is, for now at least, safe from inflation. But they're lying to you. And so is the Federal...
  9. S

    The Derp and Fall of Inflation Fearmongers

    The Derp and Fall of Inflation Fearmongers - Atlantic Mobile It's funny watching the derp being parroted here.
  10. Babba

    Inflation is Too Low Almost Everywhere on Earth

    Surprise! Inflation is too low almost everywhere on earth I've always been much more concerned with deflation than with inflation under the current circumstances. I'm not surprised to learn that Greece is spiraling into deflation.
  11. S

    Maryland's Low Healthcare Inflation

    Washington Post Simple concept on setting hospital rates all the same for certain procedures. PDF WARNING http://www.hscrc.state.md.us/documents/HSCRC_PolicyDocumentsReports/AnnualReports/GovReport10_MD_HSCRC.pdf
  12. michaelr

    Bearish Treasury Bets Hit a Record Amid Inflation Concern

    Bearish Treasury Bets Hit a Record Amid Inflation Concern Rates and inflation are fighting each other. Well I think I said that would happen. The fed is in control of the bond market, that spells more inflation. Notice the rate, they don't add things like food and energy.....those...
  13. michaelr

    Germany Has Waved The White Flag And Will Allow Printing And Inflation

    Germany Has Waved The White Flag And Will Allow Printing And Inflation Nothing like making currency meaningless like legalized counterfeit. That's what it is when the central banks just print to pay debt. The currencies become a joke and once faith is lost, faith is lost. What part of this...
  14. Justoffal

    Let's get something straight on inflation...

    The inflation that the left and the administration keeps yammering about is not the real number that represents the cost of living per se. It is the stupidly complex formula that is designed to hide true costs and flatter the the government. They all do it ....they all did it. Bush, Obama....and...
  15. justoneman

    Inflation

    Man I have really been shocked lately at the price changes at the groccery store! Everything is so expensive. As an example, just a couple years ago a 2 liter bottle of Coke was like what, $1.25. Today I went down that aisle and it was $2.25!!! Its not just gasoline that is going up. The...
  16. F

    Inflation and Shifts of Purchasing Power

    I found an article detailing what I've been explaining over the past week or so: Is Inflation about General Increases in Prices? - Frank Shostak - Mises Daily Of particular note:
  17. michaelr

    Watch Bernanke’s ‘Little’ Inflation Capsize U.S.: Shales

    Watch Bernanke’s ‘Little’ Inflation Capsize U.S.: Shales I wish these 'economist' would connect the dot a little better. Yes inflation hits hard and sudden. We have seen this, to deny inflation means you don't buy your own groceries or gasoline. The dots are, we used to spend money. Now we...
  18. michaelr

    Inflation Is A Tax And The Federal Reserve Is Taxing The Living Daylights Out Of Us

    Inflation Is A Tax And The Federal Reserve Is Taxing The Living Daylights Out Of Us As we move further down the path of destruction, things seem less and less 'right'. What the fuck are these people doing creating inflation during an economic contraction? The think the answer lies in that...
  19. michaelr

    AARP Screams Bloody Murder, Warns Against Changing CPI Definition And Cuts To Social

    AARP Screams Bloody Murder, Warns Against Changing CPI Definition And Cuts To Social Security In Pursuing Budget Compromise So with what appears the saving grace compromise from our illustrious "government" comes another change in the CPI. Hey we can't have people know about the real rate of...
  20. (R)IGHTeous 1

    Economic growth sharply slows, inflation soaring.

    Bad news for the nation as a whole, but also good in that in takes yet MORE wind outta Obama's sails, him and his party being a big cause of this and all.... Economic growth slows, inflation surges Reuters By Lucia Mutikani Lucia Mutikani – 1 hr 4 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) –...