Inflation curiosity peaked in May, according to Google searches
Google searches for "inflation" and "hyperinflation" are running at less than a fifth of their early-May highs.
Why it matters: Worry about inflation can be a good thing, economically, if it brings forward spending that would otherwise have been delayed. But it can also become self-fulfilling, at least in theory.
The big picture: It's been so long that inflation was a real problem that you can forgive Americans for wanting to look it up.
The bottom line: Searches on "inflation" are driven more by media handwringing than they are by actual retail prices.