Talk:Inflation in Nazi Germany
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Shouldnt the article be called "non-inflation" in Nazi Germany, given that it seems to assert that there was no open inflation?
- Check the definition of inflation. The money supply definitively increased with predictable effects, although one of the most obvious ones - increasing prices was at least officially suppressed. However, even if you look at the price inflation only, the nominal prices may not have changed, but real prices or costs of the transaction have actually increased as well - taking the cost of waiting in queues, exchanging favors, and looking for a business that might have the goods desired into account. That still leaves out the black market out of play (I don't know what its size was), where the prices would have been radically higher.
- So while it may have been somewhat hidden, the inflation was right there. The title could be 'The Hidden Inflation in Nazi Germany' but I didn't want to be overly dramatic. :) Pestergaines 03:17, 5 January 2011 (CST)