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There is no denying it: Inflation is here, in response to the currency devaluations engineered by the United States, Europe, and China. When one country devalues its currency in a last-ditch effort to stave off crisis, it’s a banana republic. When the United States, Europe, and China do it in a coordinated fashion, we’re all part of the Banana Federation of Greater Bananastan.

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