What is it? Just supply and demand.
What is it?
Supply of Dollars exceeds the amount of goods. They call that "inflation".
What was the price of milk, bread, gasoline, gold, or any other commodity when you bought that SKS for $99? Betcha they are now roughly 4X what they were then, if not more.
They are not churning out more SKS's at the rate they are churning out more Dollars..... the trend will continue, for the Federal Reserve has promised to continue to do so......