Your View: How to Measure Inflation?

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    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.
     
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    my view:

    total debt % increase divided by population % increase and productivity % increase

    so we probably have something like 50% inflation per year ...
     
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    That's why bubbles form.

    Look at all that money the Federal Reserve just thrusted into the housing market.
     

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