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(geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind

a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices

the act of letting the air out of something

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The book is rich in complex arguments requiring careful study, whether you are a realist or a deflationist.
The plan, though, exhibited some elements of forceful co-operation between the economic classes and, more importantly, it brought the two contending camps of economic advice--the deflationists and the stabilisationists--under the one roof.
But this favorite international position of the economy did not compensate for the deflationist effect of weak mass consumption and the comparatively high savings of the private households.
2) Others, such as Tarski's semantic theory, (3) Ramsey's "redundancy" theory, (4) and the contemporary deflationist, minimalist, disquotationalist, and prosententialist theories that are their descendants, (5) don't require such an elaborate ontological apparatus.
Halbach seeks to defend deflationism against this sort of objection, by developing a stronger, yet still deflationist, theory of truth.
The work is witty, slyly deflationist of the concept of art as well as some of its theories, and exceedingly arch in the way it refers, as work, to the content of the text it unites with its page.
The great powers reacted to recession as they would again in the 1980s and 1990s, with systematically deflationist policies that served only to aggravate the crisis, creating a downward spiral characterized by massive unemployment--all the more tragic for its victims because the safety nets invented by the welfare state did not yet exist.
But I will not defend this general claim here, except to note that it should appeal to anyone attracted by a broadly deflationist or minimalist account of the way the truth-predicate works within the class of truth-apt statements.
12) Disquotationalism further explains why deflationist accounts of truth are nonsubstantive.
We observe that, based on their economic power of setting mark-ups, the industrialists are able to sustain their average profit incomes under E-Inv-Er; but under the deflationist environment of E-Inv-Fis, the fall in the aggregate final demand causes a significant reduction in the mark-ups.
Moreover, the author argues not only that the fictionalist's interpretation of easy arguments is tenable (contrary to what Thomasson claims) but also that the fictionalist might, in fact, have a better explanation of the seemingly trivial nature of the inferences involved in easy arguments than the explanation offered by the deflationist.
Now, as a deflationist about truth, I'm more than happy to set metaphysicalism aside.
In partial contrast with the 'semantic epicycles' previously explored in his quasi-realism, here Blackburn pursues a frankly deflationist approach, which relies on certain parallelisms between ethical predicates and the predicate 'true' used as a device for generalization (as in 'what John says is true').
This judgment - graphic, yet accurate and healthy - contains two forceful and important conclusions, the first explicit and the second implicit: (1) The policies instituted by international institutions in obedience to strategies adopted by the G7 are the cause of the brutal and massive impoverishment of popular majorities, particularly in the South and East; (2) these policies do not provide any solution to the "general crisis," on the contrary, they aggravate its development by feeding into a deflationist spiral.
There are always deflationist critics, one of whom put it down as "the greatest by far among the fairground tricks of instant culture.