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  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 9:40 am
    Link: A Visual Guide to Inflation - An Infographic exploring Inflation. Spoiler alert: We`re all financial screwed.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 16, 2011 at 9:45 am
    OH! `Inflation` !

    I thought it said Visual Guide to `Inflamation`.

    that`s very differant.
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 9:46 am
    We`re all financial screwed?
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 9:55 am
    When I read "A Visual Guide" I assumed there would be more pictures.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 9:58 am
    visual guide means pictures...not words...wtf preschool did you go to...
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:06 am
    This is what we should be doing in business lessons at school. :| We just just do really simple stuff. Luckily, I already knew quite a bit of this already.
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:25 am
    Really good stuff. We had hiper inflation about 30 years ago, stuff that cost 1 peso costed 300 in 20 minutes. It was a damn chaos
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:28 am
    "There are several ways to combat inflation, including fixed echange rates, the gold standard, and wage and price controls, but none of those are used in the US." therefore they are completely unimportant and will not be discussed...
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 10:33 am
    Written words are visual, silly!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Y`all are screwed since the US government is racking up DEBT at an unimaginable rate, and still spending like drunked sailors.
    Canada`s screwed because our economy is chained to y`alls.
    The rest of the world is screwed because almost every nation on Earth is doing the same thing.
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    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:53 am
    I get it now! ... no, i dont
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    alk3v Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:02 am
    danthew: Not really, because most exchange rates tend to be pegged to the Dollar. i.e. other countries (e.g China) fix their currency value according to a target rate vs the USA.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:06 am
    screw economy, lets barter :)
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:18 am
    Where did all the money go ? Oh, thats right. The president spent it.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 11:22 am
    Thanks mods, for posting something useful.

    And now back to making fun of fat people and Jesus...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:27 am
    Needs more colours :)
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

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    DShephard Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:42 am
    I blame George Soros.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:50 am
    "screw economy, lets barter"

    I`ll go for that. Some cookies for that TV?
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    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 11:54 am
    @meepmaker
    Yes that`s exactly what causes inflation. One man single handedly spent all of the money the US has in a mere 2 years.
    It`s apparent you`re a great economist
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    Renaud- Male 18-29
    423 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 11:58 am
    ``I`m now gonna put your money in you new account....and it`s gone!`` ``What do you mean it`s gone?`` ``Well it`s gone,next please!`
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    happygrass Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    darn, i thought this was an article about blowing up balloons. Personally i prefer using water. Irregardless though, I have a problem and need help tying the end closed.
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    ilfg Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    ts;dr
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    "Where did all the money go ? Oh, thats right. The president spent it."

    And people like you are allowed to vote. No wonder this country sucks.
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    Deflation is much, much, much, much worse than inflation. Just ask Japan.
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    briirox Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    They say we`re on our way to hyperinflation.. The US dollar wont be worth much soon, and so all of the other countries who have US currency, will all try to dump it back on us before it`s worth nothing... More money circulating the country means.... Well.. you can see where this is going.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    BOOOOOOOOORRRRRIING
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    sofaking42 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    Oh such critics...It was interesting and informative. Thanks IAB!
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    I actually found this really interesting! Explained a lot, the first genuinely helpful infograph I`ve read for a long while.
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    I never understood economics, and I never will.
    Therefore, I predict I`ll soon be in deep $hit.
    Sucks.
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    Finwicket Male 18-29
    371 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    This looks like something I would find in a textbook not on a website where d*ck jokes and pictures of cats are.
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    There`s so much about this subject I thought i knew but didn`t. kewl post!
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    SapphireHart Female 18-29
    412 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    I still don`t understand inflation...
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    very informative! i know alot more about inflation now, thanks IAB... pictures help me get past my ADD and actually keep retaining information. text books should be set up this way.
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    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    That`s surprisingly helpful, actually...
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    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    I love econ:) It just makes sense. It`s like yeah... makes sense.
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    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    Also, this is old so if you want the deflation one it`s here
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    ViiZedek Female 18-29
    126 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    ok...now you must know brazil:
    we have inflation since i was born, and for a 12month of work, 7 are ONLY for the government, that doesn`t do a poo in return. people are dying in floods, diseases that could`ve been already extinct, lack of public security, civil war, because of those nasty politicians the people who are illiterate(or didn`t complete school-like 70% of the population) put there in change for a plate of food. oh, also the brazilian president is working for an anti-semite party, and does comercial agreements with iran and those other countries UN had imposed penalties to.
    please....someone take me out of here...
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    TysonRP Male 13-17
    312 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    This was quite informative... I don`t have anything funny to say after that though. I don`t even know why you are still reading this comment.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm
    This taught me nothing useful about inflation.
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    Purrie Male 18-29
    109 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    TL;DR
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
    973 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    "TL;DR"


    exactly
  43. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    This isn`t precisely accurate. Inflation is an increase in the money supply relative to the GDP. Rising prices are the RESULT of inflation, but they are not inflation.

    Look at it this way: if you had all the money, you could buy all the stuff. If you had more dollars, but there was still the same amount of stuff, it would just take more dollars to buy the same stuff.

    Right now the Fed is buying up treasury bills with money they have created out of thin air. The government then spends this money on stuff, competing against the rest of us and our dollars to buy the same stuff. The result is predictable: more dollars bidding for the same stuff means each dollar is worth less, so the price of stuff goes up.

    Unfortunately, much of that money is going overseas for oil. Oil is still oil, but the value of the dollar is going down the toilet.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2011 at 12:13 am
    more bored
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2011 at 6:12 am
    @Old Ollie: That was explained...
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    Angelista10 Female 18-29
    182 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 7:05 am
    i think my IQ went up slightly :P
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    kairobert Male 18-29
    1626 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 10:57 am
    The Capitalist economy is far too unmanageable. If a portion of the effort that goes into controlling it would go into researching solving the issues of a socialist economy we would have a permanent solution.
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    Raokin Female 18-29
    456 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 11:42 am
    Dear lord, this was supposed to cure my boredom?
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    connor53 Male 13-17
    207 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    Infographics are supposed to show me quick facts and statistics about stuff in a way that I can understand. This repeated what I`ve learned in economics this past week.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 1:05 am
    tl;dr
    i already took economics, and it was more entertaining than this graphic.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    @Old Ollie: That was explained...
    No, it wasn`t. My post contained 4 separate points, none of which were previously addressed by anyone.
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