Today's Post Editorial presents a strange argument that the President's current illness may have a serious impact on inflation because political uncertainty may weaken the Kwacha. Whilst I welcome the Editor's eagerness to inject economic theory in public discourse, I do think its unfortunate the way it has been introduced. First, leaving aside the complicated issue of whether appreciation of the Kwacha is desirable, the smart money is on further appreciation. Secondly, the article does not fully explain why we should worry about this issue just from observing 2 weeks data and without full monthly data from the CSO on inflation. Its very premature to suggest that inflation will get worse off the back of a minor depreciation. Thirdly, and more importantly, I question the Post's motive. It appears the Post have used this loose assessment to spark a debate on the whole political uncertainty around Levy's illness. They appear not to have the courage to simply question why the public does not have more detailed information on the President, so they have decided to construct an argument based on inflation - market uncertainty leads to depreciating exchange rate leading to more inflation! The hope is that it plants a thought in readers that the market uncertainty stems for lack of detailed information about the President's medical condition. Unfortunately for the Post, the assumed linkages aren't that simple.