Hyperinflation talk has come to the forefront once again (thanks to a few recent articles), and being my #2 (of 2) topic here at FOFOA, I have a small but relevant offering for you. This is a compilation of a few posts from a recent discussion I had on another forum. The subject was hyperinflation and the deflationists that emphatically say it is impossible here. And the question was asked, What do these deflationists mean by deflation? Monetary deflation? Price deflation? Asset deflation? And so on. “What is deflation?” was the primary question.
Always looking for a fresh angle, which I like to do, I thought a much more interesting question was, “What is a deflationist?” The term deflationist is one I have been using regularly on my blog for two years now. And it is a term that I appropriated, definition and all, from FOA’s writings a decade ago. Here are a couple of his “deflationist quotes” to kick off this post…
“Somewhere in the 1970s era I was exposed to the thinking of several different deflationists. It seemed that all of their conclusions came to the same end: that dollar deflation would rule the day, no matter what. Mind you now,,,,,, most of them were split on the finer points of the issue, but for all of them; Deflation was always the final outcome.”
And of course his most famous one…
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- Now That We Agree Deflation Is What’s Coming, Is Hyperinflation Right Around The Corner? (GLD, UUP) (businessinsider.com)