While economists and journalists are fond of saying inflation is "X" percent, in reality, the price indexes don't measure inflation accurately. Instead, they are statistical constructs created to benefit the government.
Academic economists since John Maynard Keynes have mocked the classical gold standard, but when government implemented their system, we got inflation and destruction of the currency. Time to rethink the success of that gold standard.
Despite assurances from politicians and the media, the Federal Reserve System is not a collection of geniuses who stand guard against inflation and recession. Instead, think of the Fed policy makers as the Keystone Cops of central banking.