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But the big problem is that if CPI increases 10% annualized over a decade, interest rates will also rise on US government debt, and that will cause annual budget deficits to get higher and higher, and thus require more and more debt ... all denominated in dollars. Eventually, the value of a dollar goes down ... and those "guaranteed" returns are in dollars ... so your purchasing power will still go down.

The inverse of a decline in PP is a rise in inflation. TIPS address that. The PP of your tips should remain constant.
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