I'm slightly confused here.

This recent inflationary rise in commodities, factory input prices, retail sales and other data was clearly forecasted by central bankers and economists.

Everyone knew that thanks to base effects, supply constraints, and the initial demand surge from re-opening would lead to higher prices and inflationary pressures. CBs said they would look through this data as it would likely be transitory.

Yet, here we are, panicking about inflation when we're only just starting to re-open.

Why are people being so reactionary? Obviously it's worrying to see data that suggests inflation is about to take off, but weren't we all warned that this might happen, and it's likely that it won't last?


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