Inflation? I don’t see any inflation around here. Prices seem great, everything is in order, and the economy is great. Just go along with me here, because inflation can be a self-fulfilling prophesy. “There is an inherent psychological aspect to inflation: If consumers or businesses expect the cost of goods and services to keep rising, they might change their behavior now. For instance, vacationers might rush to book hotel rooms. Or businesses may stock up on advance orders, pushing prices higher.” WaPo (Gift Article For NextDraft Readers): Inflation in the economy today is different. Here are four charts that can explain why.