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Getting real about “inflation”

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In their introduction to the conference volume Knowledge and Skepticism, its editors wrote that there are two main questions worth asking in epistemology.  What is knowledge? And, do we have any of it?  Their formulation has often come to mind these days in connection with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but it has also welled-up in my thinking in connection with a very different matter, the phenomenon of inflation. Charles Goodhart is a central banker’s expert on central banking.  Having completed his PhD at Harvard University in 1963, he worked for seventeen years as an adviser to the Bann of England