Meep wrote:If most people were better off (better equality in other words) I would expect basic commodities like food to become marginally more expensive, because there would be less pressure on supermarkets and such to lower prices, whilst things like luxury electronics (basically anything people do not have to buy) would actually go down in order to take advantage of a larger market. For example, if the UK had a larger potential market for a new console or whatever then it could be launched at a lower price and still make better returns.
Why only a marginal increase in the price of food? If people having less money is a factor in prices going down surely having more money will result in them going up?
[iup=3578830]Fatal Exception[/iup] wrote:Inflation is caused by governments printing money, not equality (They 'make' more, so what you have is worth less). You might see a few prices go up once the system is in place, but then things would equalise.
Which is why politicians saying things will be 'frozen' annoys the hell out of me. No it won't be frozen, it will be cut.