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Inflation Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Inflation

Please enjoy these Inflation Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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.
- Alan Greenspan

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Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

Inflation is as violent as a mugger,
as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
- Ronald Reagan

 

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between
the millstones of taxation and inflation.
- Vladimir Lenin

Inflation is bringing us true democracy.
For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities
are selling at the same price.
- Robert Orben

If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent
at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year,
or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain.
- William Vickrey

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By the time I became chairman and there was more of a feeling of urgency,
there was a willingness to accept more forceful measures
to try to deal with the inflation.
- Paul A. Volcker

Inflation is the crabgrass in your savings.
- Robert Orben

We have to keep our eye on inflation,
but so far inflation remains reasonably in check on the global stage.
- John W. Snow

By a continuing process of inflation,
government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

Well, I think the global economy is in the position
for continuing good growth with inflation well in check.
- John W. Snow

Foreign trade clearly has been a reason why inflation has been low.
- Tim Bishop

Double-digit inflation is a terrible thing -
and it got up to 14 or 15 percent on a monthly basis for a while,
shortly after I became chairman of the Fed.
- Paul A. Volcker

This unchecked spending is growing faster than our economy,
faster than inflation, and far beyond our means to sustain it.
- Jim Nussle

I continue to believe that the American people have
a love-hate relationship with inflation.
They hate inflation but love everything that causes it.
- William E. Simon

Deficits do not in themselves produce inflation,
nor does a balanced budget assure a stable price level.
- William Vickrey

Inflation is lower and more stable and the real business
cycle fluctuations are more modest.
- Martin Feldstein

I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history
is largely a history of inflation,
usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Moderation of oil prices would be very,
very welcome.
But overall I think we are in a position of stable growth,
sustainable growth, and basically with inflation in check.
- John W. Snow

We asked the workers to give up 25 percent of their salaries.
Imagine!
We asked the industrialists to freeze all costs,
no matter what the inflation is.
- Shimon Peres

We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present:
unemployment,
inflation...
but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America.
- Barbara Jordan

When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s,
the middle class was destroyed, which led directly
to the rise of the Nazis.
- Nick Clooney

Median wages of production workers, who comprise 80
percent of the workforce,
haven't risen in 30 years, adjusted for inflation.
- Robert Reich

Production is the only answer to inflation.
- Chester Bowles

Congress has not raised the minimum wage since 1997.
The minimum wage is now at its lowest level in 50 years adjusted for inflation.
- Russ Carnahan

The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public
sees where his decisions lead -
higher inflation,
higher interest rates, higher taxes,
sluggish growth,
and a jobless recovery.
- Karl Rove

Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more
seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating,
a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.
- William Vickrey

Inflation outstripped real wages for people who work for pay from others.
- Tim Bishop

I don't mind going back to daylight saving time.
With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I've saved all year.
- Victor Borge

It was the biggest inflation and the most sustained
inflation that the United States had ever had.
- Paul A. Volcker

If we have wealth, it will be protected from inflation
and possibly even enhanced in value.
- William Greider

During the past two decades, inflation has fallen to
a low level in major industrial countries.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Domestic inflation reflects domestic monetary policy.
- Martin Feldstein

We pay some price when necessary to bring down inflation
but that price is temporary and is not large relative
to the permanent gain from reduced inflation.
- Martin Feldstein

Inflation is the senility of democracies.
- Sylvia T. Warner

The Great Inflation of the 1970s destroyed faith in paper assets,
because if you held a bond, suddenly the bond was worth
much less money than it was before.
- Ron Chernow

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

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.
- John Maynard Keynes

But clearly an economy that's growing and expanding like this one -
and it certainly is doing that with high GDP output,
employment numbers strong, capacity utilization strong -
that's an environment in which the Fed needs to continually
be alert to early signs of inflation.
- John W. Snow

We don't have a major problem right now in our country,
and life is normal.
Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from,
and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions
and we have to solve them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Our system of private health insurance that fails to
provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes
to the double-digit health care inflation that is making
America less competitive in the global economy.
- John Conyers

It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised
the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour.
Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust
the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power
of the minimum wage to record low levels.
- Jon Corzine

Thirty years ago, many economists argued that inflation
was a kind of minor inconvenience and that the cost
of reducing inflation was too high a price to pay.
No one would make those arguments today.
- Martin Feldstein

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.
- Barack Obama

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.
- Bill Gross

You could not buy a house in those days without just
assuming that the house was not only a place to live,
but it was a good investment, because it was going
to keep up with inflation or get ahead of inflation,
and it was just - that was America.
- Paul A. Volcker

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.
- Carroll Quigley

When people begin anticipating inflation,
it doesn't do you any good anymore, because any benefit
of inflation comes from the fact that you do better
than you thought you were going to do.
- Paul A. Volcker

Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground,
at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts
we've made to educate people about the importance of science,
technology and advanced education, those predictions
very well might have come true.
- Charles Vest

In short, both experience and economic theory imply
that the US could now t to a more competitive dollar
without experiencing either increased inflation or
decreased economic growth.
- Martin Feldstein

Right now the long-term investors are telling us that
they're not as concerned about inflation and so we're
seeing these rates now move into the marketplace and out to the street -
rates that individuals can get.
- Franklin Raines

I would say to my colleague that the misery index,
inflation and unemployment, when added together is
the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents,
even going back to Jimmy Carter.
So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job.
- Cliff Stearns

They flooded liquidity in the marketplace but the mortgage
rate is based much more on expectations of inflation.
So if the average investor believes that there is inflation coming,
they'll move that rate up.
- Franklin Raines

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.
- Ernest Hemingway

I might say that when the settlement was made the Nixon
administration issued what they called a second inflation
alert in which the General Motors settlement was branded
as being inflationary and bad for the country.
- Leonard Woodcock

The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero
pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to
maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by
the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel.
These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly
bring on unwelcome after-effects.
Their precise nature is anyone's guess,
though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.
- Warren Buffett

However, this President sees no problem eliminating
funding for Perkins Loans in his budget,
even though the cost of tuition is rising and will
continue to rise as the administration's policies force inflation.
- Tim Bishop

I'm a political scientist and I study these things,
and I know that economic problems, with the rising
unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth,
were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little;
but her criticism goes straight to his heart,
and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
- Helen Rowland

I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom.
What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man,
was oblivion, by way of obscurity.
- Tallulah Bankhead

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas,
obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity.
With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
- Bill Watterson

Money flows into the US, and inflates US assets,
and allows the US to have a monstrous trade deficit.
That means we are consuming more than we are producing.
- David Korten

Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.
- Sydney J. Harris

The thing about movies these days is that the commerce
end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting
this enormous return on their investment.
- Alex Winter

There are criminals who are drug users,
but most addicts are criminals only by virtue of prohibition
or from resorting to crime to pay inflated black market prices.
- Danny Sugerman

The goal of re-importation is to provide American consumers
with access to drugs at the world market price -
not the inflated price now paid only by Americans.
- Michael K. Simpson

I have no inflated ideas about success anyway.
- Trevor Dunn

Inflated descriptions by the pen or exaggerated illustrations by the pencil.
- Grace Darling

I would argue that television and particularly the
BBC were instrumental in puffing up the Royal Family
to a level where they were inflated out of all,
all proportion to their relevance on the national scene.
- Andrew Morton


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