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Why is this included as one of the negative effects of inflation? Isn't it just a tad circular to argue that inflation is caused by inflation?
1) it does not show the source for the data; 2) it does not show which deflator was used (CPI, PCE etc); 3) it ends in 2010, while the other chart ended in 2018; 4) it generally doesn't look as professional as the FRED chart it replaced
The chart in this edit purports to show inflation/deflation back to the 17th century, but does not provide a source for that data, and data that far back is of highly dubious reliability. Cheers.soibangla (talk) 19:27, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
- I would respectfully disagree. First, the original chart from Fred is a direct download of their displayed chart and includes their branding. This is not appropriate for the lead image. Second, the source for the data for the two other charts are noted on their pages on wiki media.As noted on that page, the source for the lead image is also from Fred. The original Fred chart uses a much shorter series, and does not give a good idea of what the experience of inflation has been in the modern era. If your main objection is that the current lead image ends in 2010, I can update it and upload a newer chart. --LK (talk) 03:33, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
- The chart has been updated to the latest available data. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:10, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Just scanning the lede, I see that many/most of the references are to textbooks that cannot actually be accessed by readers. I have to question the value of such refs, especially since some of the assertions being made in the article are quite sweeping and perhaps subject to challenge. Is there a better way we can do this? soibangla (talk) 22:40, 5 April 2019 (UTC)