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Deflation – The Opposite of Inflation. How It Can Grind the Economy to a Halt

A Visual Guide to Deflation
by WallStats.com on 4/8/2009

Deflation is inflation’s polar opposite. It’s what happens when prices go down and you get more bang for your buck. Sounds good right? But deflation, like inflation is complicated and much less understood than inflation. It can lead to what’s called the deflationary spiral and grind the whole economy to a halt. In this second of a two-part series we take a look at deflation.

Deflation – The Opposite of Inflation. How It Can Grind the Economy to a Halt | Mint.com Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice

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