Inflation has arrived, but it's in disguise

Charlie Taylor

New weight of powdered milk packaging: from 800g to 750g, a reduction of 6.3% (years ago, the same packaging contained 1000g (1kg). Other products still have the original version, but they are increasingly investing in offering options smaller to supposedly have a more affordable price.Small potato chip packaging.Look at the size of this potato chip package. That's right, it costs R$ 6.29.

Inflation did not come by surprise

Recently, a video of the retired Suzete Maria da Silva crying in an interview with Rede Globo, went viral, commenting on the high food prices. It's painful to know that the difficulty in acquiring essential items only increases. “It's all very expensive, we don't know what to do anymore, we come shopping and don't know what to buy. We can't buy more meat, because the money is not enough. I'm retired and I'm still working”, lamented Suzete. Inflation, however, has not started to be felt by the population now. In a video from February this year, survivalist Avelino Morganti showed that this phenomenon was already observable on supermarket shelves. One of the clearest reasons for this, Austrian economists argue, is the increase in the monetary base. With the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, the liquidity crisis in the world gave way to a wave of money supply and negative interest. In just one year, central banks around the world were able to pump $15 trillion into economies. insist in asserting that this is necessary and that there is no risk of inflation, reality shows the opposite. In practice, the government injects money with one hand and takes it out with the other (through inflation).See too:Collaborated with the writing of the article Cláudio Brito.

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