A Letter to Inflation

Dear Inflation,

First of all, I would like to commend on your popularity. YOU have hit each household and every living being. YOU are the talk of each gathering and all of us are conscious of YOU since YOU hurt our buying power. As the prices are rising, we have to pay more for the same goods and services. The standard of living for some has decreased because of YOU. However, some of us are lucky that as Inflation rises they see an increase in their income.

YOU certainly play tricks on our minds. These days we see an increase in Gas prices but our home values are decreasing. Oil prices drive the gas prices and have made the cost of gas heads for $5 a gallon. Driving to work has become more expensive and stressful than about keeping our jobs.

Economists tend to define YOU as a cause for an increase in the money supply. However, in the short and medium term, YOU are largely dependent on supply and demand pressures in the economy. Thus, the above increase in Gas price and downturn in our home prices.

YOU are also referred to as a rise in a broad price index where YOU represent the overall price level for goods and services in the economy. Some examples of broad price indices are Consumer Price Index (CPI), Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index (PCEPI) and GDP deflator.

This is an inflation calculator indicating a price of a commodity years ago and how much would that commodity cost now.


Different schools study YOU and try to reason out how YOU can be controlled. Some have come up with a theory of a couple of few policies.

  • Monetary Policy

US Federal Reserve has several strategies up their sleeve and amongst the many is to keep high interest rates and slow growth of the money supply, which is the traditional way the central banks fight or prevent YOU.

  • Fixed exchange rates

In order to control YOU, a country’s currency is tied in value to another single currency. Fixed exchange rate is usually used to stabilize the value of a currency. This fixed exchange rate prevents the government from using domestic monetary policy and that helps in achieving macroeconomic stability.

  • Cost of living and wages

Controlling of wages is difficult with different occupations in today’s life. That has impacted the cost of living of each individual. However, if the cost of living and the wages are relative then no person could lose his livelihood but since; this is not controlled. YOU affect many.

  • Price of Gold and Silver

Prices of Gold and Silver go up versus all currencies when YOU are hit. Statistics show that when the price of dollar goes down, gold and silver move higher and vice versa. Thus, Gold and Silver are a good investment to protect one’s wealth.

A Request

Dear Inflation, you hit man hard in all aspects of life. I humbly request you to spare the human in some arenas of life namely- Food, and Death.

Let no man die of hunger. This is a natural product, which is grown on Mother Earth. They, why charge the poor man the transportation fee. Spare the fees on food PLEASE.

When a man’s soul leaves the body. This body needs to be buried and the cost of land per square feet is expensive for some that the relatives don’t know what to do with the body. Could YOU please be liberal on the cost of land where the body needs to be rested? Can you please not affect the cemetery and burial fees and let them be at it’s minimum.

Since YOU are so powerful that YOU can move the Treasury Department. I request you to ask the government to subsidize the food and cemetery and funeral laws. Let our bodies get the required nutrition to fight the challenges of life and then when it is time to say Adios, let us rest in peace!

Thanking you in anticipation,

A Common Man

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Beautifully written my friend. A creative look at a serious problem. Wonderful hub and I'm so happy to be the first to comment.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Bill for your vote of confidence on this one. I sure had to read a lot about this guy (haha) and clicked "PUBLISH" with a sweaty palm.

Thanks for being the FIRST one!

JAI HO to you, my friend!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awesome! I hope inflation pays attention to your thoughts and becomes more considerate. In my opinion inflation is just rude!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Powerful letter... I just hope it is listening. It is hard to see the prices continuously raise... yet, when it really comes down to it, the wages have not increased. That in itself has hurt people more and more each passing day. But yes - leave the food alone and when we can no longer survive, at least allow us to rest in peace!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Your letter was a very well written one. You should think about sending it :) Voted up!


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Hunbbel Meer 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

Great hub, Ruchira. I must admit that it has been written beautifully. Especially, the last paragraph was quite thought-provoking. Voted up! :)


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hello Ruchira,

Amazing piece of writing. I loved the way you gave inflation a human quality that is effecting all of us humans at some point. Wonderful job my friend,

Love,

Sunnie


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Interesting way to present the various aspects of inflation. Voted up!


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great hub Ruchira - sweaty palm or not...

So true and only God knows what we can expect in the future

John


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arb 4 years ago from oregon

Just a thirsty traveler who stopped along the way to drink from your writing while I was hub hopping. Glad I did. Drinking always seems to quench my thirst and I must take my fill of it before inflation discovers a pleasure it has missed.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Hello Ruchira, What a clever idea..Do you think 'YOU ' will take your suggestions seroius? I certainly hope so. A lot of folks are hurting in this terrible economy..Peace..


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This hits home with all of us. It has become almost an entity, as you personalize it in your article. Let's hope and pray it will diminish over the next year. Great hub and really interesting.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

You certainly turned a normally dull topic into something enjoyable to read. And it is a necessary subject to learn. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Haha... Yes I agree Linda. Inflation is rude and I hope n pray that we see some changes esp for the unfortunate. Btw, you are a queen of famous letters, I am glad to get your vote of confidence in the above... Cheers!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

You've done well grasshopper:)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Excellent write Ruchira. Inflation spares no country and no one. Even the rich lose money when they see their investments take a dive!

Voted up, Awesome.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Linda :) Appreciate it!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, Ruchira, an awesome hub that says it all. The world around is so greedy, the governments try and take as much as they can, and of course they are the wealthy that this never touches, inflation? as linda said, its just Rude!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks BBG. I sure do hope that this letter can answer our prayers...Amen :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Audra,

Thanks for your vote of confidence. Is there a specific place to send it? kindly enlighten me 'cause I am serious about this issue and I see MANY are affected by it.

Thanks!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very informative hub and I learn many things from this hub. I hope everything goes well and still under control..amen. Thanks for writing and share with us. Have a nice day :-)

Prasetio


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Hunnel. I am glad you like it. Actually those 2 things are affecting MANY thus, the above.

Thanks for stopping by. Appreciate it!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Sunnie. I am happy to get your vote of confidence in the above. Always a pleasure to hear from you :) Thanks!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Peggy and John. I am glad you both agree with the above. Inflation is hitting everyone directly or indirectly and we gotta put an urge towards its end...Amen!


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anglnwu 4 years ago

This letter is too long in coming--inflation needs to hear our side of the story. You say it well--let's hope that inflation has a heart. Great way to get the point across and rated up.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Arb,

Pleasure to meet ya :)

Yes, we should indulge in the simple pleasures 'cause IF inflation comes to know...it will be a oh-oh moment...lol

Thanks for your beautiful insight...it was funny!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Ruby,

Exactly, Many people are hurting and INFLATION sure has not paid attention to us.

I sure do hope we get concession in basic needs of our life...Amen.

Thanks for your vote of confidence in this. Cheers!


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Great way to put a face on inflation. Your letter says it all--let's hope inflation has a heart and a great listening ear. We need some relief! Thanks for sharing and rated up.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you teaches12345. I agree, Inflation is hitting us ALL. Thus, the above hub. I do hope things change for the better!

Thanks for stopping by!


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anglnwu 4 years ago

You've manage to put a face on inflation. It seems so impersonal sometimes, this thing call inflation and your letter makes it relevant and relatable. Hopefully, inflation has a heart. Thanks for sharing and rated up.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Alocsin I am glad you liked the above. Inflation hurts everybody thus, had to make it entertaining ;)

I agree, Rajan..Inflation is hurting all and what better way than plead and ask him for a change of heart :)

I agree Nell. Govts sure are collecting quite a bit from this. Dunno what they will do with all that amount 'cause all we need is basic food and roof. Gosh! it sure is a shame for what man is putting another man in...Thanks for your insightful comment. Appreciate you stopping by!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello prasetio,

I am glad you agree with the above. Cheers,my friend!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Anginwu,

I sure hope and pray that Inflation has a heart and looks down upon people who are "really" suffering. Thank you for your insight and wishing you strees-free life...cheers!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Brilliant letter. So funny, but the words hit the point. All economies are struggling now. Every continent has been hit.

I hope Mr Inflation gives you/us a positive answer. :-)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Lady_E,

Good to see you, my friend. Yes, all are hurting thanks to Mr. Inflation. I sure do hope and pray that he listens to us...lol

thanks for stopping by!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Well said Ruchira, I hope inflation takes notice of your well written letter and important message.

Voting up.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi lesley,

I hope so too. He is hurting us all...so better straighten up...lol


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

LOl, this was such a good read. The irony in your tone had me laughing. Thanks for the share. Have a blessed day.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Shalom. I had to be diplomatic thus, the above...lol


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I do hope inflation listens to your verbal lashing! You are so hilarious in how you politely chew inflation out! lol Up and everything!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Just beautifully written--you are a woman of great heart!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Kelly and Audrey.

always a pleasure to hear from such dignified ladies...cheers!

Yup, I hope inflation does lend us an ear 'cause it's effecting us all.


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qlcoach 4 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Wouldn't it be nice if nobody had to worry about money problems? Let us take a stand against all human suffering, and stay focused on appreciating the power of the positive. Peace, Light, Aloha....Gary.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

I wish money was not needed in our day to day lives. This is the source of all the problems in our lives, Gary.

Thanks for a precious comment!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Ruchira, you have a great way of telling off inflation here in this hub! I never would have been so creative to think of something this fantastic! Voted up and shared! Take care, Kelley


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you kelleyward. Inflation is hitting us all. Hope there is a bend in it and we can survive :)

thanks for the appreciation and stopping by.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

You are very creative and the way you put things across is great. Enjoyed reading this.Inflation definitely has to speak to the government. Voted up.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

I did B.A.Economics (under-graduation college course). Hence I am no stranger to inflation. After reading this enrapturing letter, I totally agree with you. Nowadays, inflation is very harsh and needs to be under control! A powerfully written letter-hub! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared.


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

wow Ruchira, it's an amazing letter, None of us can avoid it, every one has to write letter to cruel inflation. Cheers


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

That hub is so powerful.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Vellur, Ishwaryaa, Myownlife and IntegrityYes for your vote of confidence.

Unfortunately, Inflation has hit everyone and every household. Gotta make this aware to him :)

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