It was supposed to be for an apartment, it was enough for two deodorants. We remember. Will this inflation be different?
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Slowly and gradually it takes away our pleasures. And it’s not about soy lattes in the city anymore, but about “colorful memories” of kids who won’t go to a summer camp or summer camp. “We practice the spirit of minimalism. To be and not to have.” “My entire pension goes up the chimney.” “My teeth are in terrible condition.” We save on everything. We don’t postpone, because of what? Those who remember the inflation of the 1990s ask: why? “It doesn’t pay off. Power will steal it for sure.” How to live? According to diarists, “the answer” is the face of Polish inflation, the head of the National Bank of Poland. And they wonder: do we really live in the same country? I: “I must be crazy.”
By writing “diarists”, we are writing about those of you who have decided to send your written experience inflation for the competition “Inflation in everyday life of Poles”.
These are often poignant accounts of everyday struggle. The first and most important symptom of the “disease” that I call inflation is that I am writing these words today. If it wasn’t for the lack of money, I probably would never have dared to expose myself to people, my feelings and soul through writing one of the women wrote.
Dr hab. Paweł Kubicki, economist and sociologist from the Warsaw School of Economics.
On March 15, it turned out that inflation reached a record level – was the highest in over 26 years. According to the data of the Central Statistical Office, inflation in February 2023 increased to 18.4 percent year on year. The last time inflation exceeded the 18 percent annualized mark was in December 1996. Compared to the previous month, prices went up by 1.2 percent. During the year, the prices of sugar, fuel, diesel oil and heat increased the most.
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