If you have been awake and shopping for groceries past few months, you would have noticed a sudden jump in grocery bills. They are lost 20% up. In essence what you bought for $100 now is costing you well over $120, even more depending on what it is you are stocking up on.
How did this happen?
You have probably heard it’s the Fed’s fault, may be the government’s fault. They gave money to people to sit when the country was in lockdown over virus which btw is going to be with us forever as is quite evident.
let’s talk first about Fed’s and the QE (quantitative easing). Since the housing and stock market crash of 2007-2008, the Federal Reserve has been buying assets. Now keep in mind that Fed of the United States have almost unlimited amount of money. So you are looking at billions of purchases a month. This has been going on since after the housing crash. But inflation was hardly out of control until last few months. So Cleary it’s not the fed who drove up inflation.
About the author.
Albert is an ex-royal air force photographer. He is passionate about novel writing and creative arts, his work can be seen on Amazon and Opensea. Albert also enjoys macro photography displayed on Instagram and gaming with his son and records them to replay on YouTube.