Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Video on how and why inflation numbers are messed with
15 min video on how inflation is fiddled, definitely worth a look. The same 3 techniques used to suppress inflation numbers are used to boost GDP numbers. Why do governments go to all this trouble? It's called "anchoring". Anchoring refers to peoples expectations of inflation. So the tricks and lies are all meant to convince us that everything is ok and keep us acting like good consumers.