From CNNMoney this morning..... Lower prices could mean deflation and double-dip recession - Jun. 8, 2010 "Only a few months ago, inflation was the main worry of many economists. But falling prices for the raw materials of many industries, including lumber, have set off deflation warning bells for some economists, who worry that they could signal another global economic downturn. While consumers love falling prices, deflation can cause far more damage to growth than inflation can. Lower prices cause businesses to cut back production, which can lead to layoffs, which can then cause further declines in demand due to falling incomes and consumer spending, creating a downward spiral." Definately cause for concern for all of us. The only way deflation can be good is if you remain employed and reap the benefits of falling prices. But for the country and world as a whole, there is nothing good about it. DE-flation, not IN-flation!