Quotes: inflation

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  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it's going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we've made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms of reducing our deficit. That's why we did it.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
    Ronald Reagan
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    Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
  • Bill Gross
    Bill Gross
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    Bernanke and company are trying to reflate the economy with almost stated objective of inflation at 2 percent and higher in order to provide some type of safety margin for a future recession. That's where they want to go.
  • Arthur Laffer
    Arthur Laffer
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    I think the inflation prospects for the U.S. over the next five or six, seven years, are quite serious. You cannot have a bumper crop in apples without the value or the price of each apple falling. The Fed has had the largest increase in the monetary base in the history of the U.S., from colonial times to the present, times ten.
  • Alan Greenspan
    Alan Greenspan
    American economist 1926-
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    In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
    Milton Friedman
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    Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.
    Source: The Counter-Revolution in Monetary Theory (1970)
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
    Milton Friedman
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    Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
  • Robert Orben
    Robert Orben
    American editor, writer, humorist 1927-
    Robert Orben
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    Inflation is the crabgrass in your savings.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
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    Low and stable inflation in many countries is an important accomplishment that will continue to bring significant benefits.
  • Bill Gross
    Bill Gross
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    Slow growth and inflation have a tendency to accompany large deficits and increasing debt as a percentage of GDP.
  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
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    Some idea of inflation comes from seeing a youngster get his first job at a salary you dreamed of as the culmination of your career.
  • Anita Loos
    Anita Loos
    American writer, screenwriter 1893-1981
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    That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.
  • John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes
    British economist 1883-1946
    John Maynard Keynes
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    The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
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    This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation.
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