The DC Today - Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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ASK DAVID “This statement in Brian’s response to yesterday’s question caught my eye:
“…because inflation is ultimately driven by demand.”
I find this interesting because I believe I have heard you say, quite emphatically, that inflation is first and foremost a supply side phenomenon. So is this simply a theoretical disagreement among peers or am I misinterpreting something? ”
Inflation, by definition, is one or the other or both. “Too much money chasing too few goods (or services)” – it is an algebraic expression that can have one or both inputs contributing (MV=PT) I believe this recent moment’s inflation (2021-22) was clearly supply-side-driven. The context of Brian’s full paragraph with that one line in it makes clear his view’s alignment with mine.
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