Deflation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Historically, deflation has been present in some of the best and worst times in human history, being caused both technological advancement and the lifting up of humanity, and crushing debt that sends asset prices spiraling downward. In this episode of “Investor Tutorials”, Jamie McDonald helps viewers understand the differences between “good” and “bad” deflation, their very different causes and consequences, why “good” deflation has its own societal costs, and why in spite of the damage that can be done by inflation, deflation is what policy makers fear most. You can find more “Investor Tutorials” episodes on inflation: and hyper & stagflation:

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