Inflation within the Eurozone jumped to 9.1% in August, a brand new report within the Eurozone information going again to 1997, in line with preliminary information launched right this moment by Eurostat. It topped out at 25.2% in Estonia. Germany hit at a report 8.8%.
This spike of inflation began instantly in early 2021, after years of ECB money-printing that changed into a mania throughout the pandemic, and after years of the ECB’s negative-interest fee idiocy. For years, it appeared the ECB would get away with these insurance policies with out creating runaway inflation, after which instantly in early 2021, the dam broke, and inflation washed over the land.
By July 2021, Eurozone inflation shot previous the ECB’s inflation goal of two%. By August 2021, the inflation fee hit 3.0%, and capturing increased.
On the time, the ECB regurgitated the Fed’s line that this inflation was simply non permanent, and it unhesitatingly continued with its negative-interest fee idiocy and printed cash with reckless abandon.