Deflation: Who Let the Air Out?

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Why do decreasing prices (deflation) restrain economic growth, and why is this a real concern? Here you'll find reading materials and a related learning exercise that gets right to the heart of this question, using recent events and real statistics as evidence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the quotes in the extension activities for analysis and to prompt discussion on the importance of price stability

  • Includes links to other related and noteworthy articles, as well as free resources such as a CPI historical table and economic podcast

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