Everyone who has been paying the least bit of attention knows that the official government reports on anything – inflation, unemployment, crime, etc. are heavily manipulated. Many people have put together real world comparisons of many different things that give lie to the official 4.2% inflation rate that was just reported recently.
I’d like to share three examples from my personal life. In the past week chicken feed jumped 4.6%. My usual meal at a local fast food place jumped 11.4%. Regular gasoline jumped 11.2%. I’m already set for most stuff, but I’m putting together a list of shelf-stable staples and non-food consumables that don’t go bad quickly that I’ll be buying more of. I recommend that you do the same if you can. I fear this is going to get much worse before it gets any better.