Kind regards my friend, that surely was a nice discussions about tokenomics (as it is called on the western side of the world).
IMO Bitcoin deflation (because of the halving) is not a good example of increasing value to a told. Why? Because there are always more of us potentially joining in as time passes and with less supply it Will become a more centralized coin as time passes.
That being said we have to find ways to outweight the dilution Hive tokens suffer when new tokens are minted, as far as I understood the demand is pumped by utility and scarcity... Thus I would focus more on the utility part, we have to find more sinks for the Hive besides the Resource Credits, here quality over quantity of sinks is crucial.
Hive/Steem needs a way to be used as a mechanism to unlock a feature that the userbase wants on a consistently basis. There are many features like this on the internet (game's premium items, online courses, e-commerce, premium access to some celebrities content, etc) but they use the USD as the anchor... Not saying this is easy, but somebody with enough power have to start this to create the snowball effect and grant to Hive/Steem the required momentum for it to consolidate its value and outweigh the dilution caused by the necessary inflation (necessary cuz there will be more users [hopefully] and the network should increase it's decentralization).