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The last few Michigan surveys had one-year inflation expectations over 5%.

This is not lost on an FOMC that believes inflation expectations cause inflation.

Chairman Bernanke said this yesterday after outlining the inflation expectations/inflation process:

“A critical responsibility of monetary policy makers is to prevent that process from taking hold.”

‘Prevent’ implies action, not ‘monitoring’.

Might just be a poor choice of words.


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