Hyperinflation, Visualized

By: Tho Bishop

The continuing tragedy of Venezuela is a disaster that few Americans can truly comprehend. Annual inflation in the country, as calculated by Dr. Steve Hanke, has reached 61,436%.

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A recent article at Business Insider has done a great job of connecting this sort of data to real world items.

Photographer Carlos Garcia Rawlins took a series of photos showing every day items next to the stacks of Bolivars necessary to purchase them. 

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REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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