igglepiggle, on 12 March 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:
How do you define hyper? Our household costs increase very noticeably every year. Inflation certainly doesn't seem like a "stealth" tax anymore. Inflation is certainly much more than the reported 4-5%.
PS Also the cost of gold sovereigns has gone through the roof!
I have always classed hyper as 20% month on month price increase, But i think that there are a couple of different examples out there,
My own belief is that we have at the moment in the UK 6-7% inflation. The reported rate dose not include many things that we buy/have to pay for every day.
I do not think that we will get to hyper in the West. We wont be seeing million Pound/Dollar/Euro bank notes. Well, not for a very long time anyway. I do think that we could see 10%-12% year on year inflation. It's not been that long ago that this in the UK anyway was to norm for a few years.
But I do not really see that as too bad. The Debt needs to be payed down Do not just Government but also private debt too. Having some inflation in the system will help that.
But I will agree with others who say there is a chance we could go hyper. We do not know what shocks are around the corner. There could be many black swans out there waiting to hit us.