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0% inflation in the real economy = value stability

Nicolaas Smith on 2008/05/29 08:53:53 PM - 0% inflation in the real economy = value stability

Finweek 29 May 2008


0% inflation in the real economy is value stability in the real economy when SA Chartered Accountants abondon their stable measuring unit assumption. CAs assume that there is no inflation (they just simply ignore the 11.1% current inflation - can you believe that!!!!!!) when they account constant items like salaries, wages, rents, taxes, retained income, issued share capital etc.

They thus destroy billions of Rand in constant item real value this year and every year as long as they keep on assuming there is not inflation only for this purpose. When they abondon the stable measuring unit assumption they will maintain billions of Rand in the SA real economy instead of destroying it.

By abondoning the stable measuring unit assumption - no one stops them from doing that - SA Chartered Accountants will guarantee 0% inflation in the real economy. We will still have 11.1% cash inflation in the monetary economy.