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Inflation since the American Revolution

This post may not have much to do with housing, but this is a pretty impressive chart tracking inflation since the American Revolution.

Well, maybe housing is involved, considering how much home prices have risen over the decades and helped drive up overall costs for most Americans.

Btw: The chart, via and as presented by ZeroHedge, is supposed to be a damning indictment of the Federal Reserve system (the vertical red line is when the Fed was created in the early 1900s). We’re not in the position to argue for or against that point. We just think it’s a cool, if slightly depressing, chart.