Business: Some Winners from Inflation

Them that's got shall get, them that's not shall lose,

So the Bible says, and it still is news.

Mama may have, Papa may have,

But God bless the child that's got his own.

—An old Billie Holiday song

Especially his own real estate, oil wells, farm land, art collection, precious metals, gems, rare coins or antiques. Those articles are spiraling upward in value even more quickly than prices generally; for the people who own them, inflation has brought a bonanza of new wealth. A rundown on the inflation beaters' favorite investments:

LAND. Real estate speculation in areas of intense commercial...

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