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November 2, 2009

The Washington Post staff share their picks for reading around the Web.

Seriously, stop worrying about hyperinflation

The Atlantic | Megan McArdle offers a voice of reason countering the fears, commonplace on CNBC and in the blogosphere, that the nation is on the verge of a giant inflation problem.

Asset inflation, price inflation, and the great moderation

Interfluidity | Can rises in asset prices, such as the stock market, be just as much a form of inflation as rises in wages in prices? Steve Randy Waldman thinks so, and offers an unconventional way of thinking of the interplay between an overheated economy and asset prices.

By Sarah Halzack  |  November 2, 2009; 11:35 AM ET
Categories:  Neil Irwin's Must Reads  
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