My mind is still in the orbital realm on the concept of inflation (and debt, though it is so far a minor subject in this thread).

I’m getting the idea that inflation is a symptom of a flawed economic system, as there seems to be no intrinsic value in it. I have spent some time and effort searching for ‘what is the cause for inflation’, as in why does it exist, but the explanations I have found have all been narrow transactional descriptions.

None of that scratches the itch of what continually inflating prices really mean.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller