5monkeys: Rapmaster2000: impaler: Warthog: I'm sorry, but my mind isn't feeling blown. What am I supposed to take from these tables?That CPI is a reasonably accurate gauge of inflation.Yes. CPI works its way into inflation data over time because the pressures of increased fuel costs pressures the shipping, manufacturing, and materials costs of goods, and increased food costs puts pressure specifically on the labor costs used to produce those goods (or materials in the case of foodstuffs).Chained CPI which throws an additional complexity into calculations, but is more accurate to consumer behavior than just CPI as 5monkeys shows above. 5monkeys is simply not buying apple juice as frequently, choosing another product substitute, or foregoing apple juice altogether. That's chained CPI.When the price gets high enough you go from juice to drink. Grape juice is good for you, grape drink... not so much. And don't get me started on apple drink. That stuff is gross.
Necronic: Came for a helium shortage reference. Left dissapointed.deflated
UberDave: so the grand collusion behind the printer ink market is trying to maintain the bottom line.
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