By common consent, inflation’s a curse.
Man may not live by bread alone, it’s said,
But a few slices less if the price of bread
Keeps rising pence on pence, or even worse.
Why should the cost of things keep on soaring?
The wisdom of economic sages
Blames workers demanding higher wages,
A diagnosis it’s worth ignoring.
Because as every worker understands
This would mean the effect precedes the cause,
Like sowing the seed after the plant grows:
It’s high prices that trigger wage demands.
Far better that inflation be ended
Once money and prices are transcended.