- Sep 24, 2012
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- Sacramento, CA, USA
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Left
But aren't we seeing slight inflation now?
Shouldn't hoarding result in deflation by your model?
Had a quick thought. It's fairly obvious that people are more conscious about how and where they spend their money, and that this has increased the effectiveness of "on sale" marketing. As for me, nearly everything I buy now I only buy when it's on sale.
Normally, businesses wouldn't be so keen to cut their prices, but if it's a "sale", they actually get more sales, and functionally, it's the same thing as cutting their prices.
I can't imagine that CPI would cover this shift in pricing/shopping trends, and so could it be considered hidden deflation?