inflation http://kplu.org en Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Plan: Eye-Catching, But Don't Forget Inflation http://kplu.org/post/seattles-15-minimum-wage-plan-eye-catching-dont-forget-inflation <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148257702&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Seattle City Council members are digging into the details of Mayor Ed Murray’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. That’s an eye-catching number that’s garnered national attention, but it's easy to<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;forget the impact of that pesky thing known as inflation.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 16425 at http://kplu.org Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Plan: Eye-Catching, But Don't Forget Inflation Inflation can be good for you http://kplu.org/post/inflation-can-be-good-you <p>A rising Consumer Price Index (CPI) has caused more doom and gloom on Wall Street. But on this week&#39;s Money Matters, financial commentator Greg Heberlein&nbsp;tells KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer it&#39;s nothing to worry about. A bane for Wall Street can actually be a boon for Main Street.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 1903 at http://kplu.org Inflation can be good for you Don't let inflation scare you http://kplu.org/post/dont-let-inflation-scare-you <p>Gas prices are topping $4/gallon. Oil is over $100 a barrel. Gold and silver are at record highs. Food is more expensive. Does all this mean inflation is about to pounce on us? On this week&#39;s <em>Money Matters</em>, KPLU financial commentator Greg Heberlein says things may look discouraging, but there&#39;s no need to worry about runaway inflation.</p><p> Tue, 10 May 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 1558 at http://kplu.org Don't let inflation scare you