U.S. Annual Inflation Rate: 7.2%

Annual changes in Fed Reserve dollar quantity - through 2016 April

Quantity of U.S. Dollars: 11.8 Trillion

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Updated charts on U.S. Inflation

The inflation charts page has updated inflation data as of July 2016. Inflation is at 7.2 percent, based on revised Federal Reserve data. Inflation continues to fall, but there is still inflation so we have work to do. Inflation is when

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Inflation at 7.2 percent

The good news is that the U.S. inflation rate has fallen to 7.2%, down from a high of 14.4% five years ago. The bad news is that there still is inflation – meaning the Federal Reserve banks continue to create dollars

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You need choice

m3_modified_profile_photo2If every year we become more efficient due to new technology and new production methods, should things cost more or less? Things should cost less. And the cost of things does fall, but the value of your money falls faster, so prices rise. Your money is worth less because banks create more each year. You need the freedom to choose other money. You need monetary choice. Continue

What is inflation?

Inflation is when the amount of money increases. Inflation is not rising prices, though prices usually rise after inflating. When gold was used as money, a huge gold discovery increased or inflated the quantity of money. These days it is banks that create and inflate money. The U.S. inflation rate has been 12 percent per year since 2006. Your salary and savings are worth 50 percent less. Continue