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ScratchCat

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21. I was telling people in spring 2021
Wed Apr 10, 2024, 02:00 PM
Apr 2024
I understand during Covid we had a supply problem, there were no hand towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, on the shelves, supply and demand, prices rose.

The supply issue is over but prices didn't react to increased supply.


That everyone from big corporations to the local home builder would be inventing excuse after excuse for eternity as to why a)prices can't come down and b)why they have to keep going up. And here we are...
High? at 3.4%? The kids writing headlines don't remember the 1970s bucolic_frolic Apr 2024 #1
Really, when I needed to borrow money, interest was 16%. When I had money to invest, interest of 0% Walleye Apr 2024 #2
Exactly Rebl2 Apr 2024 #54
In 1979 Mme. Defarge Apr 2024 #15
I think I had 7% in 1987. LiberalFighter Apr 2024 #52
We paid ours off early too. Mme. Defarge Apr 2024 #66
Inflation is not just up 3.5%. All Mixed Up Apr 2024 #16
Inflation is measured annually or month to month bucolic_frolic Apr 2024 #17
It doesn't matter how it's reported. All Mixed Up Apr 2024 #18
So what you're saying is we need a recession to break even. bluesbassman Apr 2024 #23
Such a recession was tried in Britain in the 1920s DBoon Apr 2024 #45
It's not even about breaking even.. All Mixed Up Apr 2024 #53
Sure, but over the last 50 years the average annual inflation rate is around 3.8% Voltaire2 Apr 2024 #29
Over the last 30 years, the average inflation rate is around 2%. All Mixed Up Apr 2024 #50
Poster is correct... cumulative inflation up 18% since January 2021. WarGamer Apr 2024 #24
However, If Using The 40 Year Historical... ProfessorGAC Apr 2024 #42
see #24. You're correct. WarGamer Apr 2024 #25
historic US inflation rates Celerity Apr 2024 #51
Tech workers are seeing some of the highest layoffs since 2009! jmbar2 Apr 2024 #3
As a long-time tech worker, this is kind of overdue. Technologies do change, and Industries do move onto SWBTATTReg Apr 2024 #28
I never really recovered from that era jmbar2 Apr 2024 #35
Sorry to hear this, that's the field I started in, in training, which is weird, I hadn't been in software (my degree) SWBTATTReg Apr 2024 #55
Roughly translated - werdna Apr 2024 #4
Bingo orangecrush Apr 2024 #48
Morning Joe had a focus group of independant doc03 Apr 2024 #5
The power of propaganda constantly repeated made obvious. Without any doubt, it works. Marcus IM Apr 2024 #7
I'm very confused Mad_Machine76 Apr 2024 #33
It all is about inflation. nt doc03 Apr 2024 #34
Deflation from lockdowns NickB79 Apr 2024 #38
The inflation rate in 2021 and 2022 was a direct result of the Covid pandemic. patphil Apr 2024 #60
I wrote about this last week here, gab13by13 Apr 2024 #6
Ok see how you like fascism idiots. triron Apr 2024 #8
Yes, but we have to experience fascism at the same time Silent3 Apr 2024 #14
According to the economy Flatrat Apr 2024 #9
I love when inflation is talked about ScratchCat Apr 2024 #10
Bingo! Exactly gab13by13 Apr 2024 #12
I was telling people in spring 2021 ScratchCat Apr 2024 #21
The farmer near me that sells excess eggs raised his prices 50%. This is not just big corporations. Silent Type Apr 2024 #47
I have chickens & chicken feed keeps going up womanofthehills Apr 2024 #67
That's what he said when he announced increase, cost of feed. Silent Type Apr 2024 #68
When we have inflation during Republican administrations, it's an unstoppable force of nature 0rganism Apr 2024 #26
From what i read..... TheRealNorth Apr 2024 #11
Did you see, gab13by13 Apr 2024 #13
Let's hold off calling for nationalization of oil until after the election. I want Dems to win. Silent Type Apr 2024 #19
we're nearing $6/gal again in SoCal WarGamer Apr 2024 #37
Saw oil is up around $90/barrel again NickB79 Apr 2024 #39
I stopped watching CNN after the Trump town hall JuJuChen Apr 2024 #20
Last month Avalon Sparks Apr 2024 #22
I just purchased a 3lb bag of Honey Crisp apples. videohead5 Apr 2024 #31
That is probably an exceptional sale price TheRealNorth Apr 2024 #32
Yes videohead5 Apr 2024 #61
Calculated today Avalon Sparks Apr 2024 #57
I guess I'm more frugal videohead5 Apr 2024 #62
Yes, and cheato also gave a clear senseandsensibility Apr 2024 #27
Just the insignificant Truth Social sector Blue Owl Apr 2024 #30
CNN has tanked ages ago malaise Apr 2024 #36
I cannot pretend things aren't difficult Calculating Apr 2024 #40
No: according to CNN the market dropped 500 points. brooklynite Apr 2024 #41
Cmon! TheProle Apr 2024 #43
A little misinformation there. It's a one-day report. ificandream Apr 2024 #44
So they made it orangecrush Apr 2024 #49
They did nothing wrong. ificandream Apr 2024 #56
They've had plenty of articles on their main page about the market finishing at record highs... All Mixed Up Apr 2024 #64
Very true. ificandream Apr 2024 #70
You clearly don't remember the Fairness Doctrine brooklynite Apr 2024 #65
Inflation is not some ethereal force angrychair Apr 2024 #46
CNN? Who Dat? 🤔 LenaBaby61 Apr 2024 #58
All electric Ford Mach-E codfisherman Apr 2024 #59
It's election year and they want a horse race. Emile Apr 2024 #63
As usual lower & mid income folks hurting - cost of borrowing is too high (interest rates) BUT TBF Apr 2024 #69
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