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We’re turning Japanese, I think we’re turning Japanese: This scatterplot sure seems to think so.

If you plot the country's unemployment rates against its inflation rates, the result looks an awful lot like…JAPAN!

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 10, 2013

Raghuram Rajan is India’s new central banker. God help him.

The University of Chicago economist will be India's Ben Bernanke, but the two men's challenges could not be more different.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 7, 2013

Meet CPI-E, the progressive alternative to chained CPI

It used to be that developing a new inflation measure for Social Security would boost benefits. That's no longer true.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 19, 2013

Here’s what chained-CPI really means: Up to $849 less for someone who retired in 2001

If we had adopted chained CPI at the turn of the century, then a 2001 retiree would be getting $869 less in 2013.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 11, 2013

Chained CPI is back. Here’s what you need to know.

Obama's budget will likely adopt chained CPI for Social Security and tax increases. Back in December, we explained what that means.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 9, 2013

Everything you need to know about Chained CPI in one post

Chained CPI sounds technical and complicated. But it's really just a big benefit cut and a mild tax increase.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 11, 2012

Yes, we have no inflation

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest Consumer Product Index (CPI) numbers today, giving the most recent estimate of the rate of inflation. The short version: there isn't any.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2012
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