FRED:CPIAUCSL   Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items in U.S. City Average
Notice the time period where the rate of change began to significantly increase.

Sad that TV doesn't have the data but if you go and look, inflation from 1700-1900 was extremely stable. Not the "2%" per year inflation of today, was more like gradual deflation over time, with certainty that your money would be worth the same 100 years from now.

During the classic gold standard era, from 1870-1910, real growth averaged 8-10% per year, and we had 3% deflation per year.
The banking system of today is based off of printing lots of money, getting caught in a liquidity trap, and then being at risk of a major deflation because you thought you were smart enough to inflate an asset bubble with no consequences. That's where we are at right now. Very similar to 1929.
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