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    Invest in inflation. Its the only thing going up. ⏤ Will Rogers


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

Ronald Reagan

There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter.

Franklin Pierce Adams

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

Milton Friedman

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

Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.

Will Durant

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

William Vickrey

Government is the only institution that can take a valuable commodity like paper, and make it worthless by applying ink.

Ludwig von Mises

Inflation is when sitting on your nest egg doesn't give you anything to crow about.

Unknown

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

Tim Bishop

Foreign trade clearly has been a reason why inflation has been low.

Tim Bishop

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

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

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

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

It was the biggest inflation and the most sustained inflation that the United States had ever had.

Paul A. Volcker

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

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

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

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

William Greider

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

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

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

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

Imagine believing in the control of inflation by curbing the money supply! That is like deciding to stop your dog fouling the sidewalk by plugging up its rear end. It is highly unlikely to succeed, but if it does it kills the hound.

Michael D. Stephens

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

Jim Nussle

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

Vladimir Lenin

Invest in inflation. It's the only thing going up.

Will Rogers

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

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

What this country needs is a good five cent cigar.

Franklin Pierce Adams

I wasn't affected by inflation, I had nothing to inflate.

Gerald Barzan

Inflation is determined by money supply growth.

Roger Bootle

Remember when $25, 000 was a success? Now it is a garbage collector.

Frank Dane

Nowadays, a penny saved is ridiculous!

Shelby Friedman

The first panacea for a misguided 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

Having a little inflation is like being a little pregnant.

Leon Henderson

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

In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.

Kathleen Norris

The whole recorded history of man is strewn with the wreckage of the great civilizations which have crumbled under price controls; and in forty centuries of human experience, there has never been

Irving S. Olds

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

Robert Orben

Inflation is the crabgrass in your savings.

Robert Orben

One good thing can be said for inflation: without it there would be no football.

Marty Ragaway

Someone said that inflation is like jumping off the top of the Empire State Building. The sensation is great as long as you keep on going.

David H. Scott

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

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

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

With the shrinking of the US economy, and it's shrinking very rapidly, you not only have more money, but you also have fewer goods. That's a classic double-whammy on inflation.

Arthur Laffer

I think the inflation prospects for the U.S. over the next five or six, seven years, are quite serious. You cannot have a bumper crop in apples without the value or the price of each apple falling. The Fed has had the largest increase in the monetary base in the history of the U.S., from colonial times to the present, times ten.

Arthur Laffer

In the '30s, the Keynesian stuff worked at least in the sense that you could print money without inflation because there was all this productivity growth happening. That's not going to work today.

Peter Thiel

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

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

John Maynard Keynes

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

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 Planck satellite may detect the imprint of the gravitational waves predicted by inflation. This would be quantum gravity written across the sky.

Stephen Hawking

In the simplest terms, inflation occurs when there's too much money in the system. On the flip side, deflation occurs when there are too few dollars in circulation.

Robert Kiyosaki

Deflation isn't good, and inflation is easier to cure than deflation.

Robert Kiyosaki

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 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

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

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

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