Americans are entering a period when consumer prices will continue to rise steadily, which will bring a whole different set of costs and benefits to a new generation.
If you are under 45 and live in America or Europe, the odds are this past year has been your first real experience with inflation. Other than a blip in 2008, inflation has barely topped 3% in the last 30 years.
Allison Schrager is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.
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