The biggest economic news of the past week was the release of the inflation number for April. The sight of easing consumer prices in the midst of what seems to be a general strengthening of the economy brought to mind an expression that was often used to describe the economy of the late 1990s: the "Goldilocks" economy. The Goldilocks economy was not too hot or not too cold, but just right. What that really meant was that the U.S. was able to have steady growth without inflation ever getting overheated. Could the current economy be starting to settle into this type of ideal scenario?