How Bad Did It Get?
What The Great Inflation (1965 — 1982) Taught Us
Now in 2022, the U.S. is experiencing the highest inflation in 40 years, and the Fed is fighting back by raising funds rates continuously. The stock market is feeling the pain. The people who want to buy houses are feeling the pain. Companies are feeling the pain.
For a lot of us born after the 1980s, this inflation crisis is the first. But it is not the first for the United States. Between 1965 and 1982, the United States had runaway inflation up to about 15% — “The Great Inflation”. It…