What Is Inflation

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Inflation, it’s a big word. What does it mean? I’m here to give you a simple talk, hopefully no longer than one paragraph. So here goes…

How does money become so worthless that you can’t buy anything with it? Governments have more money printed to meet the wants and needs of the country. During campaigning politicians make promises they can not afford to fill without either raising taxes or printing money. When money becomes less valuable, because there is more of it, people demand to be paid more. When wages go up, product cost rises. When cost rises, the whole spiral begins again. My art teacher, an older lady, told me when she was a kid, she could go to a movie, get popcorn 🍿, and a drink for only a quarter.

Here is a kid friendly, 5 minute youtube video that explains it pretty clearly.

to my mom who helped me summarize.

Published by brainchildgalore

I am a children's art teacher, homeschooler, business owner, teenager, older sister, and fallower of Christ. I enjoy art, speech, audio books, good quality words, and well developed characters. Some of my favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, The Outsiders, The Anne Series, Little Woman, The Princess and the Goblin, and Crime and Punishment. My family is homeschooled. We are 8 in number. Dad, Mom, Me, Garfunkel, Lady Z, Lady Cupcakes, Spider Man, and Cutness Baby. We are the Pickles If you can't tell those are fake names to hide our true identity so that admiring fans don't antagonize us. Quote of the month "Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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