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1. "Under the gold standard, a free banking system stands as the protector of an economy's stability and balanced growth... The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit... In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation"
Author: Alan Greenspan
2. "It's hard to build models of inflation that don't lead to a multiverse. It's not impossible, so I think there's still certainly research that needs to be done. But most models of inflation do lead to a multiverse, and evidence for inflation will be pushing us in the direction of taking [the idea of a] multiverse seriously."
Author: Alan Guth
3. "Her heart the damned thing had begun to race and she only hoped that the rapid inflation and deflation of her chest wasn't visible beneath her fitted bodice."
Author: Anna Godbersen
4. "I think the inflation prospects for the U.S. over the next five or six, seven years, are quite serious. You cannot have a bumper crop in apples without the value or the price of each apple falling. The Fed has had the largest increase in the monetary base in the history of the U.S., from colonial times to the present, times ten."
Author: Arthur Laffer
5. "The benefit of appointing a hawkish central banker is the increased inflation-fighting credibility that such an appointment brings."
Author: Ben Bernanke
6. "Intellectually, what is stimulating to a young man is a problem of obvious practical importance. A young man learning economics, for example, ought to hear lectures from individualists and socialists, protectionists and free-traders, inflationists and believers in the gold standard. He ought to be encouraged to read the best books of the various schools, as recommended by those who believe in them. This would teach him to weigh arguments and evidence, to know that no pinion is certainly right, and to judge men by their quality rather than by their consonance with preconceptions."
Author: Bertrand Russell
7. "Slow growth and inflation have a tendency to accompany large deficits and increasing debt as a percentage of GDP."
Author: Bill Gross
8. "Bernanke and company are trying to reflate the economy with almost stated objective of inflation at 2 percent and higher in order to provide some type of safety margin for a future recession. That's where they want to go."
Author: Bill Gross
9. "Remember that self-doubt is as self-centered as self-inflation. Your obligation is to reach as deeply as you can and offer your unique and authentic gifts as bravely and beautifully as you're able."
Author: Bill Plotkin
10. "According to inflation, the more than 100 billion galaxies, sparkling throughout space like heavenly diamonds, are nothing but quantum mechanics writ large across the sky. To me, this realization is one of the greatest wonders of the modern scientific age."
Author: Brian Greene
11. "This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation."
Author: Carroll Quigley
12. "Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground, at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts we've made to educate people about the importance of science, technology and advanced education, those predictions very well might have come true."
Author: Charles Vest
13. "I would say to my colleague that the misery index, inflation and unemployment, when added together is the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents, even going back to Jimmy Carter. So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job."
Author: Cliff Stearns
14. "Economies typically do not function well in hyperinflation. The real value of government debt might disappear, but the economy is likely to disappear with it."
Author: Eugene Fama
15. "Right now the long-term investors are telling us that they're not as concerned about inflation and so we're seeing these rates now move into the marketplace and out to the street - rates that individuals can get."
Author: Franklin Raines
16. "They flooded liquidity in the marketplace but the mortgage rate is based much more on expectations of inflation. So if the average investor believes that there is inflation coming, they'll move that rate up."
Author: Franklin Raines
17. "I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments."
Author: Friedrich August Von Hayek
18. "Taxes on capital, taxes on labor, inflation, bureaucratic regulation, minimum wage laws, are all - to different degrees - unnecessary slices of the wedge that stand between an individual's effort and reward for that effort."
Author: Jack Kemp
19. "I'm just opposed to a pure inflation-only mandate in which the only thing a central bank cares about is inflation and not employment."
Author: Janet Yellen
20. "I want to price my next book and adjust it for the coming hyperinflation. So instead of the normal one dollar price, I'll charge $1,000,000.00. If I sell one copy now I'll be a happy man, and if I sell a million copies after hyperinflation hits in a few years then I'll be equally as happy."
Author: Jarod Kintz
21. "For just over my price range, I can get something way under my quality expectation level. Thanks, inflation!"
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "We're living in a funny world kid, a peculiar civilization. The police are playing crooks in it, and the crooks are doing police duty. The politicians are preachers, and the preachers are politicians. The tax collectors collect for themselves. The Bad People want us to have more dough, and the good people are fighting to keep it from us. It's not good for us, know what I mean? If we had all we wanted to eat, we'd eat too much. We'd have inflation in the toilet paper industry. That's the way I understand it. That's about the size of some of the arguments I've heard."
Author: Jim Thompson
23. "If we all had what we wanted to eat... We'd have inflation in the toilet paper industry."
Author: Jim Thompson
24. "Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy."
Author: John Conyers
25. "Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of? inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some."
Author: John Maynard Keynes
26. "Well, I think the global economy is in the position for continuing good growth with inflation well in check."
Author: John W. Snow
27. "But clearly an economy that's growing and expanding like this one - and it certainly is doing that with high GDP output, employment numbers strong, capacity utilization strong - that's an environment in which the Fed needs to continually be alert to early signs of inflation."
Author: John W. Snow
28. "They dragged the air mattress up to the widow's walk and eventually figured out how it was supposed to inflate, but Lucas had to read the instructions in Spanish because the English ones were nearly incomprehensible. Hilariously so. "Insert mouth to the purpose inflation," Helen whispered. ... "Expel lung into inflator tube," Lucas whispered back. "That sounds like it would hurt."
Author: Josephine Angelini
29. "And I am convinced that a single focus on preserving the purchasing power of the dollar, in effect, guarding against inflation or deflation, actually creates a solid foundation for the greatest job growth and the strongest economy that America can have."
Author: Kevin Brady
30. "In reality there is no such thing as an inflation of prices, relatively to gold. There is such a thing as a depreciated paper currency."
Author: Lysander Spooner
31. "My financial views are of the most decided character, but they are not likely, perhaps, to increase my popularity with the advocates of inflation. I do not insist upon the special supremacy of rag money or hard money. The great fundamental principle of my life is to take any kind I can get."
Author: Mark Twain
32. "Inflation is lower and more stable and the real business cycle fluctuations are more modest."
Author: Martin Feldstein
33. "Because it is a monopoly, government brings inefficiency and stagnation to most things it runs; government agencies pursue the inflation of their budgets rather than the service of their customers; pressure groups form an unholy alliance with agencies to extract more money from taxpayers for their members. Yet despite all this, most clever people still call for government to run more things and assume that if it did so, it would somehow be more perfect, more selfless, next time."
Author: Matt Ridley
34. "Inflation is taxation without legislation."
Author: Milton Friedman
35. "They used to say, "A penny for your thoughts". I have heard that zombies will pay up to $5 a pound for your brains. Inflation even affects the dead!!!"
Author: Neil Leckman
36. "If the universe sprung into existence and then expanded exponentially, you get gravitational waves traveling through space-time. These would fill the universe, a pattern of echoes of the inflation itself."
Author: Neil Turok
37. "When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s, the middle class was destroyed, which led directly to the rise of the Nazis."
Author: Nick Clooney
38. "You could not buy a house in those days without just assuming that the house was not only a place to live, but it was a good investment, because it was going to keep up with inflation or get ahead of inflation, and it was just - that was America."
Author: Paul A. Volcker
39. "It was the biggest inflation and the most sustained inflation that the United States had ever had."
Author: Paul A. Volcker
40. "By the time I became chairman and there was more of a feeling of urgency, there was a willingness to accept more forceful measures to try to deal with the inflation."
Author: Paul A. Volcker
41. "In either mythology, ancient Irish or modern Jungian, we see the struggle to arrive at a workable arrangement with the forces of Nature, so that we neither try to triumph over her nor naively succumb to her. The first strategy leads to a sense of inflation and emotional sterility, the second to madness."
Author: Peter O'Connor
42. "If inflation-adjusted interest rates decline in a given country, its currency is likely to decline."
Author: Ray Dalio
43. "Labor is sacrificed on the inflation rates altar of oblation."
Author: Richard Gwynn
44. "Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price."
Author: Robert Orben
45. "Many emerging countries are facing the same issue of overheating and inflation because they have been vigorously expanding fiscal and monetary policy to counter the 2008 shock."
Author: Sri Mulyani Indrawati
46. "The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
47. "However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration's policies force inflation."
Author: Tim Bishop
48. "Foreign trade clearly has been a reason why inflation has been low."
Author: Tim Bishop
49. "Inflation creates bubble and burst.That develops world economy, and will destroy it too."
Author: Toba Beta
50. "Deficits do not in themselves produce inflation, nor does a balanced budget assure a stable price level."
Author: William Vickrey

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When does money run out of time? The countdown begins when investable assets pose too much risk for too little return; when lenders desert credit markets for other alternatives such as cash or real assets."
Author: Bill Gross

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