US Battles Inflation
Great Inflation 1960's to 1980's
vs. Second 2020-21 and counting

Beginning Mid 1960's to Mid 80's
 
Beginning Q4 of 2021 to ?
 
Worst Inflationary Period:
about 9% over 9 years
 
Worst Inflationary Period:
about 6% over 5 quarters and watching
 
Federal Government Actions
1980's FED Tight Money Caused two  recessions
Since 1975. COLA tied SS programs to inflation.
Federal Government Actions
FED may Tighten

President released 180 mil barrels of crud oil

People Actions
Many bought wood and coal stoves for inside homes
 55 MPH National Speed Limit
Odd/Even purchase of gas to eliminate gastation lines

People Actions

 

 


Worst Unemployment
7-10% over 10 years

Worst Unemployment
<4% for 5 quarters
Fiscal Actions
 

Fiscal Actions
Trump's $2.2T CARES Act
 Biden's $1.9T ARPA Act
Editor's Note: The Great Inflation was solved on the backs of working and elderly whose savings and bond investments bought much less because of high prices.