Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 0
Hmmm, deflation means money now is worth more than money later.
A little bit of inflation is a good thing, it encourages investment.

No, deflation means money now is worth less than money later. That discourages debt, not investment.

A little bit of inflation is not a good thing. A little bit of deflation is a good thing. Most people tend to get slowly better off.

A lot of deflation hurts a lot, but if recognized the cure is much easier than it is to kill inflation.

Finally, steady inflation is economically a non-event, especially at low levels.

It is unexpected, inflation that can cause some beneficial effects. But it tends to be a one-time-shot until people catch on. That is why Keynes did not have a general theory like he claimed, but a specific one.

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.