19 Jul 2023

The Three Inflationary Waves of the 1970s

As highlighted by Tavi Costa / Crescat Capital, inflation tends to develop through waves. Just as base effects played a crucial role in reducing inflation rates so far this year, it does not mean that CPI might reach and stay at a low level. Indeed, while the macro environment today differs from that of the 1970s or 1940s, there are some underlying issues which could continue to drive inflation rates higher: ▪️ Irresponsible levels of government spending ▪️ Escalating deglobalization trends, which necessitate the revitalization of manufacturing capabilities in economies. ▪️ Wage-price spiral, particularly driven by low-income segments of the society ▪️ Ongoing supply constraints due to chronic


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