African swine fever has devastated the pig population in the country, where pork is a staple. It's not just food prices that are going up.
What are we talking about when we talk about inflation?
I've always wondered...
A listener asks: “Wouldn't an economy without inflation make us all better off?”
A single word can indicate the central bank’s attitude toward interest rates.
Some countries stockpile grain and petroleum. China has both, plus a national pork reserve.
Inflation has been too quiet, according to some economists.
Additional production isn't translating to additional income.
The current rate of inflation is well below target.
Month-to-month price fluctuations make it difficult for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to measure inflation accurately.