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Has inflation arrived in earnest, has it moved in, or is it that one friend who visits from time to time simply to burp in the fan on a hot day?

It’s an odd world we live in where the enemy of the economy, inflation, is being pursued like a purse- snatcher down a dark alley. You really don’t want to catch it, but you feel a perverse need to chase and obtain what you’ve likely lost ages ago.

More and more of us are starting to believe inflation is here however. Oddly, the more people think it’s here, the more likely it could get worse – perhaps we should label inflation-talk as hate speech to be safe?