Why Is Inflation Rising Right Now?

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Inflation is here.


The most recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation report showed that prices rose across the board in October. By a lot.

Overall, prices climbed 6.2% year-over-year, the largest increase since November 1990, and rose 0.9% over the past month. Higher prices were “broad-based,” per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), with substantial increases seen in the indexes for energy, shelter, food and new and used vehicles.  The gasoline index alone rose 6.1% in October.