Kindred Winecoff introduces the excellent point that the fact that the U.S. is experiencing an inflation rate that’s lower than China’s means that the real exchange rate is adjusting faster than the nominal rate. Consequently, “[t]o the extent that we want to boost employment through exporting, increased inflation could prolong that process.”

Or to look at it another way, our inability to get China to allow for more rapid appreciation of the Yuan is arguably pressing us toward a lower-than-ideal inflation rate.


From Higher Inflation Would Slow U.S.-China Currency Adjustment | ThinkProgress

Good point.