The World Is What We Make It

Price Index for Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs Rockets to All-Time High | CNS News – The seasonally-adjusted price index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs hit an all-time high in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In January 1967, when the BLS started tracking this measure, the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was 38.1. As of last May, it was 234.572. By this January, it hit 240.006. By April, it hit 249.362. And, in May, it climbed to a record 252.832.

Good thing nobody buys any of that stuff, so there is no reason to include it in the inflation numbers.  Same goes for gas, oil, and heating oil, too.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


The World Is What We Make It — 3 Comments

  1. We’re just simple, ignorant rubes. According to our all-knowing betters: Those Soaring Food And Gas Prices? The Fed Has A Name For Them: “Noise”

    [Janet] YELLEN: So I think recent readings on, for example, the CPI index have been a bit on the high side, but I think it’s — the data that we’re seeing is noisy.

    It seems an unusual type of noise that only moves in one direction, but what do I know?

    I have noticed that sizes and quantities seem to be getting smaller each time I shop.

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