Inflation Inconveniences

Inflation is the term that is used in economics to denote the general level of prices in the economy that is going up. This does not mean that all the prices are increasing, some might even be decreasing, but the general tendency is for them to go up. In general, the tendency is an increase of a few points of percentage per year, but people do not even like moderate inflation because, it’s obvious – no one enjoys paying higher prices – A moderate inflation also causes problems, such as difficulty planning retirements plans. After all, if you do not know what the cost is going to be of all the things when you retire, it is difficult to know how much money you should be saving up now.

Things can go from bad to worse with an uncontrolled inflation, when the prices start to go up twenty or thirty percent on a monthly basis, which has happened in a good number of countries in the last century. Such cases of hyperinflation tend to occur simultaneously with an economic collapse, which causes high unemployment levels and a significant reduction of goods and services.

However the good news is that economists know exactly what it is that causes inflation and how to stop it. The cause is a monetary supply that grows too quickly and the solution is to simply diminish or stop this growth. Unfortunately, there is always some political pressure in favor of inflation, so the simply knowledge of knowing how to prevent it does not necessarily mean that it will not happen.

Inflation Gain and the Risks of an Excess Amount of Money
It is difficult to exaggerate on the importance of money in order for the economy to function adequately. Without money, we would lose most of our time doing exchanges, or negotiating the exchange of one good for another. This type of trade can work well only in the exceptional case that you find someone that wants what you have and has what you want.

Money offers a type of change so that you can obtain different types of things such as food and clothing. Money can be considered any good, object or thing, but its fundamental characteristic is that it is accepted for all the payments of all the goods and services. In the economy of today, people buy things with a great variety of types of money, such as coins and bills emitted by the government, bank deposit slips, electronic payments through credit cards or debit cards etc. since money affects almost all the economic transactions, it is an essential part of macroeconomy, which is the study of economy as a whole.