A Visual Guide to Inflation [Pic]

Submitted by: DickenMcHunt 6 years ago in

An Infographic exploring Inflation. Spoiler alert: We"re all financial screwed.
There are 52 comments:
Male 15,832
[quote]@Old Ollie: That was explained...[/quote]
No, it wasn`t. My post contained 4 separate points, none of which were previously addressed by anyone.
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Male 633
tl;dr
i already took economics, and it was more entertaining than this graphic.
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Male 3,076
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Male 207
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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Female 452
Dear lord, this was supposed to cure my boredom?
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Male 1,623
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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Female 182
i think my IQ went up slightly :P
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Male 1,299
@Old Ollie: That was explained...
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Male 1,357
more bored
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Male 15,832
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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Male 1,151
"TL;DR"


exactly
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Male 109
TL;DR
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Male 3,431
This taught me nothing useful about inflation.
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Male 312
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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Female 126
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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Male 730
Also, this is old so if you want the deflation one it`s here
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Male 730
I love econ:) It just makes sense. It`s like yeah... makes sense.
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Female 269
That`s surprisingly helpful, actually...
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Female 3,598
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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Female 412
I still don`t understand inflation...
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Male 1,064
There`s so much about this subject I thought i knew but didn`t. kewl post!
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Male 371
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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Female 423
I never understood economics, and I never will.
Therefore, I predict I`ll soon be in deep $hit.
Sucks.
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Male 4,680
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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Male 252
Oh such critics...It was interesting and informative. Thanks IAB!
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Male 2,893
BOOOOOOOOORRRRRIING
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Female 179
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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Male 447
Deflation is much, much, much, much worse than inflation. Just ask Japan.
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Male 740
"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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Male 336
ts;dr
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Male 85
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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Male 423
``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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Male 541
@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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Female 9,478
"screw economy, lets barter"

I`ll go for that. Some cookies for that TV?
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Male 1,595
I blame George Soros.
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Male 10,440

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Male 25,416
Needs more colours :)
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Male 1,021
Thanks mods, for posting something useful.

And now back to making fun of fat people and Jesus...
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Male 6,694
Where did all the money go ? Oh, thats right. The president spent it.
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Male 2,579
screw economy, lets barter :)
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Male 339
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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Male 531
I get it now! ... no, i dont
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Male 37,888
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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Male 382
Written words are visual, silly!
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Male 2,121
"There are several ways to combat inflation, including fixed echange[sic] 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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Male 1,222
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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Male 749
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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Male 3,745
visual guide means pictures...not words...wtf preschool did you go to...
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Male 1,815
When I read "A Visual Guide" I assumed there would be more pictures.
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Male 1,108
We`re all financial screwed?
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Male 38,510
OH! `Inflation` !

I thought it said Visual Guide to `Inflamation`.

that`s very differant.
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Male 1,299
Link: A Visual Guide to Inflation [Pic] [Rate Link] - An Infographic exploring Inflation. Spoiler alert: We`re all financial screwed.
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