. 100-year lens on inflation « JO LEE MAGAZINE

100-year lens on inflation

By World on the Run

Axios – Massive economic disruptions cause massive price volatility. That’s the lesson of the past 100 years of consumer prices, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By the standards of global disruption — two world wars, the Great Depression, the oil-price shock of the 1970s — today’s 6.8% inflation rate, the worst since 1982, seems positively tame.

But that doesn’t help consumers who suddenly find higher prices for almost everything.

Learn more about the current state of inflation at Axios.





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