Five Things You Need to Know: Stagflation

By Kevin Depew  JUN 20, 2006 10:34 AM

What it is (and what it means)!

 


Minyanville's Five Things You Need to Know to stay ahead of the pack on Wall Street:

Five Things You Need to Know About Stagflation

Hey, look at the latest fad Google Trends just turned up: Stagflation! 

Seems the word suddenly on the tip of everyone's Google search is "stagflation."  I admit, Minyanville's Five Things kind of laughed about this when we first noticed it... because we're in the deflation camp.  But our laughter stopped abruptly when Pork Chop, our newest Minyanville intern, blurted out a series of highly inappropriate questions. 

"Hey, you guys seem, like, older?," she said with that child of the late-80s inflection at the end of the sentence.   "So what was this thing from back in the 70s called stagflation?  Is it, like, a disco craze?" 

Thanks.  Now we feel old. 

1. Stagflation Defined

 

2. Ah, General Malaise, I knew him well. 

 

3. Enter, The Monetarists

4. Hey, it's the early 80s!  Let's get high on our own supply

5.  1970s vs. Today

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