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Does anyone know where it says that in the times before moshiach, it will cost a barrel of money to buy a loaf of bread? I remember hearing that, but can't find the source.

The reason I ask that is because I just read this quote from John Stossel, a libertarian journalist:

John Stossel
The dollar has lost 96% of its value since #TheFed was created. By printing so much money, the Fed risks vicious inflation. So far, inflation has been mild, but when inflation increases, it happens quickly. I fear that soon, if we want to buy a loaf of bread, we’ll have to carry a wheelbarrow full of cash to the grocery store. STOSSEL tonight at 9PM on Fox Business.

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By the way, Stossel was making a reference to the circumstances during a period of hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic in 1923. –  Fred Oct 25 '13 at 4:13
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The Gemara in Sotah (49b) says the price of wine will increase, but as far as I know it doesn't say the same about bread.

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It's actually in the Mishna, Sotah 9:15. –  Shimon bM Oct 25 '13 at 4:26
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