The dreaded word “inflation” continues to rear its ugly head

The warnings about inflation are getting louder and louder. With all the magic money spending how can inflation not creep up? How can interest rates not rise? How can we continue to spend at such a rapid clip? I just hope I’m well positioned enough to survive any coming economic collapse.

We could be at a generational turning point for finance. Politics, economics, international relations, demography and labor are all shifting to supporting inflation. After more than 40 years of policies that gave priority to the fight against rising prices, investor- and consumer-friendly solutions are becoming less fashionable, not only in the U.S. but in much of the world.

Investors are woefully unprepared for such a shift, perhaps because such historic turning points have proven remarkably hard to spot. This may be another false alarm, and it will take many years to play out, but the evidence for a general shift is strong across five fronts.

Wall Street Journal
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