Inflation Quotes

If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Ronald Reagan

Inflation is like sin; every government denounces it and every government practices it.

Frederick Leith-Ross

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

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

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

Vladimir Lenin

Production is the only answer to inflation.

Chester Bowles

Inflation does not lubricate trade but by rescuing traders from their errors of optimism or stupidity.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Inflation is not all bad. After all, it has allowed every American to live in a more expensive neighbourhood without moving.

Alan Cranston

Inflation is determined by money supply growth.

Roger Bootle

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

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

Congress has not raised the minimum wage since 1997. The minimum wage is now at its lowest level in 50 years adjusted for inflation.

Russ Carnahan

Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating, a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.

William Vickrey

Domestic inflation reflects domestic monetary policy.

Martin Feldstein

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

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

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

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

With the over-population and inflation and starvation and the crazy politicians, I don't feel safe in this world no more.

The Kinks

See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan's deflation is another's inflation.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Inflation is taxation without legislation.

Milton Friedman

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

Milton Friedman

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