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StraightTalk® Are US Inflation Fears Justified? Yes and No


March 2021 | StraightTalk®

Expectations of a sudden surge in consumer and producer price inflation associated with easy monetary and fiscal policy likely are overdone. Price increases anticipated with the rotation of household purchases from goods to services probably will be transitory, especially as prepandemic disinflationary pressures reassert themselves. 


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