If you feel like the price of pretty much everything is increasing (food costs, wages, gasoline), it’s an accurate observation. According to Forbes, there’s been a 7.5% increase in consumer prices in the last 12 months. The International Monetary Fund also downgraded the country’s economic growth projection to 4% coming from 5.2% as high inflation has shaken the market in recent months.

With the continuous surges in consumer prices since the start of 2022, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley have warned that inflation holds the biggest risk to the market, far more than the pandemic or the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Let’s take a look at some alarming inflation slogans and quotes that can be used to raise awareness of the ongoing issue that affects everyone.

Inflation Slogans

  • Can’t See Where Your Money Has Gone
  • Value Of Money Going Nowhere
  • Inflation Makes Grocery Carts Bigger
  • What More Can My Money Buy
  • Spend More For Less Items
  • Cash Out More For Less
  • Bad Economy, Bad Prices
  • Money’s Value Goes Down The Drain
  • The Economy Makes Money Invisible
  • Is This Play Money
  • Accumulating Play Money With Inflation
  • Inflation Makes Dreams Nightmares
  • Stock While Prices Are Sensible
  • Blame It On The Government
  • The Economy Makes Me Thinner
  • Your Expenditure Affects My Tomorrows
  • Spend & Be Sorry
  • Where Did My Money Go
  • Prices Rise Faster Than The Sun
  • Goods & Services Beyond Our Control
  • Consume Less To Avoid Inflation
  • Don’t Gas Up, Inflation Is Around The Corner
  • Hit The Breaks, Inflation’s Ahead

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  • Think Twice Before Spending
  • Where Your Money Matters
  • Balanced Economy, Balanced Lifestyle
  • Inflation Is That Dark Shadow Lurking
  • Up, Up In The Sky
  • Inflation Makes Blood Pressure Also Rise
  • Watch What You Spend
  • Watch Where Your Money Goes
  • Inflation Describes The Economy
  • Period To Tighten Belts Again
  • Inflation & Taxes Are Our Worst Enemies
  • Dive Deep Where Your Money Sank
  • From A Nightmare To Another
  • Nothing Left But To Value Yourself
  • Money’s Value In A Downtrend
  • Not A Time To Waste Food
  • Sip Drinks To The Last Drop
  • It’s The Season To Just Snack All Day
  • Lavish Meals Now A Dream

Food costs more now than it did at this time last year.

Inflation Quotes

  • “The first panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring temporary prosperity; both bring permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.” – Ernest Hemmingway
  • “I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflation is engineered by governments for the gain of governments.” – Friedrich August von Hayek
  • “In the absence of gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.” – Alan Greenspan
  • “Production is the only answer to inflation.” – Chester Bowles
  • “Economic medicine that was meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone’s guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.” – Warren Buffett
  • “To me, a wise and humane policy is occasionally to let inflation rise even when inflation is running above target.” – Janet Yellen
  • “Every portfolio benefits from bonds; they provide a cushion when the stock market hits a rough patch. But avoiding stocks completely could mean your investment won’t grow any faster than the rate of inflation.” – Suze Orman
  • “Deflation isn’t good, and inflation is easier to cure than deflation.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  • “The best measure of inflation is what is happening with commodity prices.” – Stephen Moore
  • “Once an economy reaches a certain level of acceleration … the Fed is no longer with you … the Fed, instead of getting the economy moving, reverts to acting like the central bankers they are and starts worrying about inflation and things getting too hot.” – Stanley Druckenmiller
  • “The Federal Reserve has an official commitment to two different policies. One is to prevent inflation from getting too high. The second is to maintain high employment … the European Central Bank has only the first. It has no commitment to keep employment up.” – Noam Chomsky
  • “There is no such thing as a riskless hedge against inflation.” – Edgar Fiedler
  • “Avoiding inflation is not an absolute imperative but rather is one of a number of conflicting goals that we must pursue and that we may often have to compromise.” – Paul Samuelson
  • “There are two main drivers of asset class returns – inflation and growth.” – Ray Dalio
  • “And so our goal for health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it’s going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we’ve made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing that we can do in terms of reducing our deficit. That’s why we did it.” – Barack Obama
  • “Domestic inflation reflects domestic monetary policy.” – Martin Feldstein
  • “Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.” – James A. Garfield
  • “Deficits do not in themselves produce inflation, nor does a balanced budget assure a stable price level.” – William Vickrey

Inflation Taglines

  • So Sorry For Your Money.
  • Paycheck To Paycheck Living.
  • Inflation Is Having Holes In Your Pockets.
  • Eat What You Can Only Buy.
  • Save Or Spend, That’s The Question.
  • That Strain In The Paycheck.
  • Money Can Buy Happiness.
  • Money Matters Most.
  • Dimmer Tomorrows Ahead.
  • Inflation Inflates My Anger.
  • Prices Up, Up & Away.
  • Gas Up Like There’ll Be No Tomorrow.
  • The Nation’s Destroyer.
  • Hope Is What We Need.
  • Future’s Getting Worse.
  • Crashing Blocks, Not Building Blocks.
  • Wrong Monetary Policies.
  • Spend Dollars Wisely.
  • Minute Spending Coming Our Way.
  • Add To Half-filled Cart.
  • Control Inflation, Control Government.
  • The Endless War Against Inflation.
  • Combat Inflation For People’s Sake.
  • Inflation Risks Await Us.
  • That Misery Index Looms Over Us.
  • Election Promises Down The Drain.
  • Uncertainty In Our Midst.

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  • The Ordinary People’s Outmost Fear.
  • No One Will Need It.
  • Dream Of Rising Wages.
  • Make Price Stability A Goal.
  • The Enemy Of The Economy.
  • Economic Upheaval Guaranteed.
  • The Monetary Phenomenon We Don’t Need.
  • Sensible Monetary Policies In Place.
  • Make Our Money Your Priority.
  • The Thrifty Me Out Again.
  • Inflation Makes One Down.

Inflation is a hidden tax on everyone.

Funny Inflation Quotes

  • “It is a way to take people’s wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all.” – Thomas Sowell
  • “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” – Sam Ewing
  • “The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” – Vladimir Lenin
  • “Inflation is taxation without legislation.” – Milton Friedman
  • “Inflation is the crabgrass in your savings.” – Robert Orben
  • “I continue to believe that the American people have a love-hate relationship with inflation. They hate inflation but love everything that causes it.” – William E. Simon
  • “I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.” – Victor Borge
  • “If the world’s using bitcoin, governments won’t be able to fund wars through inflation like they do today.” – Roger Ver
  • “It has been said that the Fed’s job is to take the punch bowl away just as the party gets going, raising interest rates when the economy is growing too fast and inflation threatens.” – Alex Berenson
  • “Pay in the acting world hasn’t kept up with inflation.” –Maxine Peake

“Inflation is not an abstract idea thrown around by finance gurus. Inflation is a very real threat to the pocketbooks of hardworking Americans throughout our great country.” – Tommy Tuberville

  • “Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price.” – Robert Orben
  • “The best time to invest is at a young age because the dollar in the market today will likely be worth 10 to 50 times that much, after inflation, by the time you reach age 65.” – Stephen Moore
  • “People concerned about inflation today tend to buy big houses and nice cars.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  • “Inflation is a form of tax, a tax that we all collectively must pay.” – Henry Hazlitt
  • “Inflation makes the wealthiest people richer and the masses poorer.” – James Cook

“Inflation takes from the ignorant and gives to the well informed.” – Venita Van Caspell

  • “Inflation is like toothpaste. Once it’s out, you can hardly get it back in again.” – Karl Otto Pohl
  • “Inflation is the senility of democracies.” – Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • “Having a little inflation is like being a little pregnant.”- Leon Henderson
  • “Inflation hasn’t ruined everything. A dime can still be used as a screwdriver.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “Americans are getting stronger. Twenty years ago, it took two people to carry ten dollars’ worth of groceries. Today, a five-year old can do it.” – Henny Youngman
  • “Things there are no solution to: Inflation, bureaucracy and dandruff.” – Malcolm Forbes
  • “Rapid increases in the quantity of money produce inflation. Sharp decreases produce depression.” – Milton Friedman 

Hyperinflation Slogans

  • Taxation & Inflation Kills Every Soul.
  • Bad Government Is Synonymous To Inflation.
  • Wrong Governance Means Inflation.
  • Economic Wisdom Is A Far-Fetched Dream.
  • Be Frightened With Inflation, Not With Pickpockets.
  • Be Robbed By The Government.
  • My Opportunistic Government Has Robbed Me Again.
  • Dark Horizons For Mismanaged Economies.
  • Inflation Makes The Poor Become Poorer Forever.
  • Inflation To Surely Happen With This Bad Government.
  • Our Standard Of Living Is As Low As The Seabed.
  • Mismanaged Nations Can Do Nothing But Cry.
  • Wrong Leaders Make The Future Black.
  • Inflation Will Destroy Your Dreams.
  • The Dream Destroyer Lurks.
  • Vote The Wrong Guy, Vote Inflation.
  • Best Service Of This Ill Government Is Inflation.
  • Milk Us Dry To The Bones.
  • Sure Inflation In This Corrupt Governance.
  • Keep & Spend Money, Both Hurts.
  • Inflation Makes Each Tomorrow Bleak.
  • The Barren Fields Of A Mismanaged Economy.
  • Development With Inflation Will Only Be A Dream.
  • Seek Greener Pastures Abroad.
  • Don’t Sacrifice, Live Elsewhere.
  • Expect Inflation With Your Vote.
  • Inflation Triggers The Hungry To Be More Hungry.
  • Don’t Vote Wisely To Make Inflation A Reality.
  • Inflation Hinders Happiness.
  • The Government Is Stealing My Happiness.
  • Feel The Heat As Prices Rise.
  • High Inflation Equates To Low Morale.

Inflation reduces the purchasing power of money.

Hyperinflation Quotes 

  • “By continuing a process of inflation, the government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes
  • “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” – Ronald Reagan
  • “There are only three ways to pay the meet the unpaid bills of a nation. The first is taxation. The second is repudiation. The third is inflation.” – Herbert Hoover
  • “Inflation destroys savings, impedes planning, and discourages investment. That means less productivity and a lower standard of living.” – Kevin Brady

“Taxes on capital, taxes on labor, inflation, bureaucratic regulation, minimum wage laws, are all – to different degrees – unnecessary slices of the wedge that stand between an individual’s effort and reward for that effort.” – Jack Kemp

  • “Inflation outstripped real wages for people who work for pay from others.” – Tim Bishop
  • “Median wages of or production workers, who comprise 80 percent of the workforce, haven’t risen in 30 years, adjusted for inflation.” – Robert Reich
  • “The government will always tell you that it wants low inflation. The real issue is the horizon over which to bring inflation down.” – Raghuram Rajan
  • “When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in 1920s, the middle class was destroyed, which led directly to the rise of the Nazis.” – Nick Clooney

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  • “You could not buy a house in those days without just assuming that the house was not only a place to live, but it was a good investment, because it was going to keep up with inflation or get ahead of inflation, and it was just – that was America.” – Paul A. Volcker
  • “Each money-printing exercise brings about unintended consequences. These unintended consequences are higher inflation rates than had no money been printed.” – Marc Faber

“In the 40 years I’ve been working as an economist and investor, I have never seen such a disconnect between the asset market and the economic reality… Asset markets are in the sky, and the economy of the ordinary people is in the dumps, where their real incomes adjusted for inflation are going down and asset markets are going up.” – Marc Faber

  • “I can tell you what happens to countries that go bankrupt. I’ve been to Argentina. I am familiar with the history of Mexico and Great Britain. We’ll see the same things here shortly: inflation, huge tax increases, capital flight, and eventually, capital controls.” – Porter Stansberry
  • “The lesson is clear. Inflation devalues us all.” – Margaret Thatcher
  • “Continued inflation eventually leads to catastrophe.” – Ludwig von Mises
  • “Inflation is not only unnecessary for economic growth. As long as it exists, it is the enemy of economic growth.” – Henry Hazlitt

Is Inflation Good or Bad?

Inflation is defined by Forbes as “the steady rise of prices of goods and services over a period of time.” Inflation can be caused by the increase in money supply which can be a result of how the government spends, by a shortage of goods, or the rise in demand of goods and services.

Some argue that inflation can be good or bad depending on your situation. For example, most employees view wage inflation are a good thing. This means employees get a raise. On the other hand, an increase in food cost is viewed by most people as bad. It means that cost of living increases.

The pros of sustainable inflation are:

  1. Higher salaries if employers cover the increase in the cost of living.
  2. Economic growth.
  3. High employment rates.
  4. More secure paychecks for workers.
  5. Increased savings.

The cons of high inflation are:

  1. Higher prices of goods and services adversely affect consumers; most affected are those with fixed incomes
  2. Weaker value of currency or a decrease in its purchasing power
  3. Increase in unemployment rates if employers start laying off workers due to increased overhead costs
  4. Possible increase in interest rates; affected are those who plan to borrow money and those with adjustable mortgage rates

Inflation can be considered bad for an average person who saves money but is not keen on investing. The increase in prices of basic commodities will have a negative impact on his way of living. With the decline in the purchasing power of his money, he can longer afford what he usually affords.

On the other hand, for those who invest aggressively, inflation can be advantageous. Financial assets’ prices rise during inflation, thereby making every investor gain.

Some experts say global inflation is a crisis.

What is a good way to hedge against inflation?

 There are different ways to hedge against inflation. Here approaches some people have tried.

Stocks – Although not all stocks are equally good inflation hedges, but looking for companies that have pricing power and perform well in good times and bad is an approach that many experts suggest. Proven industries during times of inflation are Coke’s and smokes.

TIPS – Also known as the Treasury inflation-protected securities can help you protect your investment through government bonds. Whenever inflation moves (whether up or down), the same is true with the effective interest rate paid on TIPS.

Floating-rate bonds – With a floating-rate bond, rising inflation increases the payout. You can buy these through mutual funds or ETFs.

House – A long-term mortgage for your house will help you put in cheap funding that’s good for up to 3 decades. Locking in a long-term monthly payment on housing is one of the smartest steps you can take to protect against inflation.

Gold – Gold has always been a favorite among investors because they fare well with real interest rates. Gold is also seen as a store of value during tough economic times.

Can Inflation Be Stopped?

Experts agree that the government only has so many options to fight inflation. One tool that is available is to increase interest rates. By increasing interest rates, you make borrowing money more expensive.

The more expensive it gets to borrow money, the less people who want to take on the obligation. Increased interest rates impact anyone buying a house, putting money onto a credit card, or investing in a business like a restaurant. These actions slow economic growth and inflation.

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