21st-Century Economics: Understanding Inflation, 1st Edition

  • Chet'la Sebree
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502646013
  • ISBN-13: 9781502646019
  • DDC: 332.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Inflation is a complicated concept. Under ideal circumstances, an inflation rate of 2 or 3 percent can be good for the economy, as it helps boost businesses' profits. Unchecked, however, inflation can lead not only to financial hardships for individuals but to widespread economic downturns. Students will learn how inflation is affected by supply and demand, how it existed long before paper currency, how it can be regulated, and how a lack of regulation can affect the economy. From examples throughout U.S. history and comparisons of the costs of goods over time, students will understand how different rates of inflation in different contexts affect the economy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Economic Inflation.
1: The Causes of Inflation.
2: Understanding Currency and Inflation.
3: How It's Measured.
4: Its Effects.
5: How It's Regulated.
Further Information.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.