Do you feel we are currently experiencing near zero inflation (CPI ~ 0)? Do you feel that it was 3.84% in 2008 and 2.85% in 2007? Or do these numbers make more sense to you: 2007: 10.51; 2008: 11.57; 2009 (to date): ~7.5%? The top numbers reflect changes introduced in the 1980s which many people feel, including me, falsely mislead the public and Fed policy. The second set are calculated by Shadow Stats and use the original calculations: Inflation, Money Supply, GDP, Unemployment and the Dollar - Alternate Data Series Think Greenspan and Bernanke were not aware of what was changed in the 80s? Tends to shed a different light on Greenspan's malfeasance.