Origin of deflation
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The basic idea behind austerity is that deflation via government cuts will rein in budget deficits and sovereign debt.Austerity, Not a Great Cure for Debt
April 29, 2013
Deflation also means that the economy adjusts to real shocks in the most disruptive way possible.
I join most economists in thinking that deflation is bad, and it will be good if Japan can stop it.
But if inflation is negative--i.e., if they have deflation--then they have to do something more drastic.
Deflation causes money hoarding--if that dollar you have now will be worth more later, it only makes sense to spend it later.
Three pairs of lungs sighed audibly in process of deflation.The Range Boss
Charles Alden Seltzer
It was led down the path of deflation, which the IMF has plunged half the world into.
Deflation, on the other hand, is usually a much shorter period.
They had turned his deflation into antagonism, his ignorance into distrust.Assassin
Jesse Franklin Bone
Industry during the period of deflation goes through a process like that of an over-fat man taking a Turkish bath.Success (Second Edition)
Max Aitken Beaverbrook
- the act of deflating or state of being deflated
- economics a reduction in the level of total spending and economic activity resulting in lower levels of output, employment, investment, trade, profits, and pricesCompare disinflation
- geology the removal of loose rock material, sand, and dust by the wind
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Word Origin and History for deflation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The lifting and removal of fine, dry particles of silt, soil, and sand by the wind. Deflation is common in deserts and in coastal areas that have sand dunes.
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