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In Iraq, the IMF demanded a large increase of gasoline prices. That's reminiscent of another historical situation - Bolivia in 1985. Bolivia had massive hyperinflation, and sharply increasing gas prices stopped the inflation. Stopping that hyperinflation helped more than the increase in gas prices hurt businesses. Iraq, however, doesn't have hyperinflation. The new dinar - and inflation - has been relatively steady from 2004 until Jan 2006. Increasing gasoline prices raises the cost of doing business, so this is simply hurting the free market in Iraq. Does this indicate another disconnect from reality?