Inflation Hits Highest Level Since 1982

In the last 40 years prices have risen faster than in any other time period. As year-over-year inflation reached 6.8 percent in November

According to data from the government, Friday’s inflation was at its highest since 1982. Prices also increased by a record amount. seem to be acceleratingInstead of “transitory” or cooling, they have been rising. November marks the sixth consecutive month of prices that are more than five percent higher than last year.

While inflation is affecting almost all consumer spending categories, some are much worse than the 2020 level. Energy prices are up 33 percent since last year, and prices for used cars continue to soar—31 percent higher than a year ago. Food and clothing prices have increased about 6 percent and 5%, respectively.

These rising prices have an impact on every sector of the economy. Survey by The Wall Street Journal Last month, 60% of owners of small businesses reported that their prices had increased in the last 90 days. 80% said they had experienced an increase in labor costs. 72 percent claimed that their suppliers have increased their prices.

“Fed officials have become increasingly concerned about price increases—both because the uptick has lasted longer than expected and because it shows signs of broadening to areas less affected by the pandemic,” The New York Times reports.

Jerome Powell was the Federal Reserve’s chair. He warned last week about “the increased risk of higher inflation.” If inflation does not slow down, Powell indicated that the central bank might raise interest rates. Friday’s news will likely put more pressure on the Federal Reserve to do exactly that—because higher interest rates encourage saving and help cool off inflation.

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There is no evidence to support the absurd talking points of some politicians. Inflation is not more of a problem than it seems. In fact, rising costs for food, fuel, and other essentials are already pinching the working-class Americans’ pockets and will continue doing so.

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