10+ Best Articles on Inflation
The most useful articles on inflation from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Inflation Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on inflation by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The Inflation Miscalculation
- How the Fed ended the last great American inflation — and how much it hurt
- America’s inflation problem, explained to the extent it is possible
- The mystery of rising prices. Are greedy corporations to blame for inflation?
- How I (and US policymakers) got inflation wrong
What is ...?
New to #inflation? These articles make an excellent introduction.
What is “average inflation targeting”?
The Federal Reserve’s pursuit of its dual mandate to maintain stable prices and robust employment rests on controlling inflation. Since 2012, the Fed has earmarked 2% as the inflation rate that best achieves price stability. But that level has proven elusive. In this astute analysis, economist David Wessel offers policy makers and financial professionals background on the choice of this rate and its supporting architecture. He explores the reasons why Fed officials are now considering revamping their inflation targeting approaches.
How to ...?
How to negotiate your salary to help with inflation
With skyrocketing inflation rates, it’s probably time to ask for a raise.
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The mystery of rising prices. Are greedy corporations to blame for inflation?
Inflation has been pushing prices up all year, but economists and politicians don't agree on where it's coming from.
The Inflation Miscalculation
What the 'Transitory Inflation' Narrative Got Wrong
You’ve Been Thinking About Inflation All Wrong
Why you might need less of a raise than you think to combat inflation.
Inflationary Vice – Theodore Dalrymple
Inflation undermines virtue as well as prosperity.
Timeless Ways to Protect Yourself From Inflation
Inflation is a natural part of modern life, but there are some time-tested ways to inflation-proof your assets.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on inflation.
How the Fed ended the last great American inflation — and how much it hurt
Forty years ago, the Fed pushed the economy into a recession to stop inflation. Here’s how it played out.
Inflation is the best thing that ever happened to food companies
Prices at the supermarket keep rising. So do corporate profits.
How I (and US policymakers) got inflation wrong
Bad takes, revisited.
«More jobs means fewer people looking for work, means it’s harder to find good people to fill those jobs, means you got to raise wages to get them, means inflation goes up. You got it?”»
Rural Americans aren’t included in inflation figures – and for them, the cost of living may be…
The rising cost of living doesn’t hit all Americans equally. Yet the benchmark figure for charting the rising cost of living excludes people in rural areas.
America’s inflation problem, explained to the extent it is possible
From supply chain woes to Russia’s war in Ukraine, inflation has a number of causes — and there’s no one easy solution to any of it.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Inflation, including:
The Brookings Institution
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Author How To Make The World Add Up (UK) / The Data Detective (US). Cautionary Tales podcast. Undercover Economist at the FT. BBC More or Less. Views my own.
Our world, explained.
Data-driven news and analysis from ABC News’s FiveThirtyEight
Sharper Insight. Smarter Investing.
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