Re: scrap inflation?
Space expanded incredibly quickly for a very short time with a constant speed of light (insert handwaving explanation here...)
The speed of light changed rapidly over a very short period of time with a steady expansion of the universe (insert handwaving explanation here...)
Meanwhile the universe appears to be expanding at an ever increasing rate (mumble, mumble, dark energy, mumble, mumble).
Maybe we really just don't have a clue!