Its funny how inflation exists in the game, considering that goverments PROFIT from inflation while the people they govern lose money from it.
1. The Roman Empire They simply reduced how much gold was in their currency keeping the "extra" gold for themselves to spend on what ever they sent money on. Eventuly the denirii(It is spelled wrong) became worthless. This is happening in every country.
2. The swich from coins to paper. Sure its lighter but it is worth nothing. Governments have to inforce the currency with laws in order for it to be used. If their were no laws requiring its use it would not be used. The Sumarians(or was it Babelonia?) had a law that if you refused the debaced currencey(paper was not invented yet, but still the exact same principal.) you would get a limb choped off. In America today, if you refuse the worthless paper money, the person that was going to pay you doesn't have to pay you anymore.(You refuse it you lose it)
3. In Germany, after ww1 inflation was at 1000% every day on a GOOD day the paper the German mark was printed on became worth more that the "money" it represented. Because the German goverment could print all money they wanted to, so they didn't care, but any random person on the street with a savings acount lost 99.999...% of their money!
4. When polititions promise free things in any country, they get the money to pay for the free things from raising taxes(a big
for them) or they get it from inflation, "the invisible tax".
When you print worthless paper money(or cast debaced coins) its counterfiting, but when the Government does the EXACT SAME #$%& THING
because its the government.
So concludes economics 101
Therefore, to be historicly correct, inflation should be an income
in the game.