For most people the Big Recession of 2009 has never ended. It has not ended as well for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, museums, policemen, firefighters, municipalities, counties, states, and so on. This recession has not ended, yet we see inflation in every aspect of the lives of ordinary people: fuels, food (even the food-like edible substances that masquerade as food in the U.S.), and clothing. Click on the image to see the original size There is a reason why food and fuels are excluded from the government measure of "core" inflation, which then becomes a game of controlling how fast we print and price new money relative to how fast we improve productivity. Over the last several decades, the Federal Reserve has become quite good in playing that control game, and the rest seemed OK. But not this time. So what is different now? Why do the Left and the Right offer such dramatically different solutions to the same problem?