Inflation follows rising wages to recapture them.

The economy being tracked is beholden to the commercial sector because, in the beginning, that was the source of governmental revenue. Contemporary currency is provided by the Treasury, but the men of commerce want to pretend they are the source of wealth by trade. Economics, as a science is binary. It accounts for profit and loss. It cannot model the triad that is production, commerce and consumption. Commerce does not object to being left out. They’d just as soon their thievery went unrecorded.