The Taper Debate: The ‘Cost’ To QE Is Still Low – There Is Still No Inflation

December 17, 2013 9:57 am

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By Brian Gilmartin:

Mainly when we write Seeking Alpha articles, we do so with security-specific issues in mind, mainly focused on valuation and upcoming earnings reports, but occasionally we like to write about a broad economic topic, particularly when we have something that might be a valid consideration for readers, that isn’t being heard about in the press.

The fact is the U.S. economy is getting stronger, although when you look at the various inflation indicators, there is still not only not any tangible or worrisome inflation, but there continues to be “disinflation” or what is thought to be the continued general decline in the growth rate of inflation.

Here is a great article from Benn Steil at the Council on Foreign Relations – the most notable line in this summary is the comment from Jim Bullard about 3/4s of the way down the post that, "Inflation continues to surprise to

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