Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I'm Back

Sort of.

In addition to my multiple new allergies, entirely new diet, and cold that turned into some pretty nasty bronchitis, things are swell in greyhairville. At least I can climb the stairs to the computer without a couple of rest stops along the way ...

Anyway, I ran across this nifty little chart. As you likely know, it's pretty much accepted that the government lies about inflation. Back in the 90's, we changed the way inflation is measured. Why? Call it head in the sand syndrome. Anyway, here's a chart showing what inflation would be like under the "old" measurements:

Doesn't a real current inflation rate of around 12% sound about right?

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