Recently, from our website traffic counter, we've noticed that a lot of people have been doing Google searches on 'stagflation' and ending up on a recent post we did on the subject. Wondering whether this was a coincidence or the beginning of a bigger trend, we put this to the test using Google Trends and found that there indeed has been a pickup in the search for the term.
Below is the trend search for "stagflation." There has definitely been a pickup in recent weeks as people seem to be worried about the evil word. There hasn't, however, been a pickup in searches for "inflation" or "recession" - the two things that essentially make up stagflation. I guess people search for the worst.