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Suffering from Shrinkage

Dot50 Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 10:57 AM
What's to become of us? Do we all know that a half gallon of ice cream isn't a half gallon anymore? The container is marked 48 ounces/1.5/1.75 quarts, but when you go for the half gallon-looking container, who looks so closely at the volume? I found several sites lamenting this shrinkage, and stating that some companies advertise that their half-gallons are still that. This is a good article:

I’m starting to rethink my deflationist stance. 

My basic Austrian training says that as applicants for jobs increase and wages decrease, that’s deflation. 

As housing prices continue to plummet, irrespective of a dead cat bounce, that’s deflation.  And with my new computer being half the price from a few years ago with three-times the power, that’s deflation. 

However, I must admit that shrinkage is running rampant, and most assuredly, that is inflation? 

Let me explain. 

Recently, during one of my cross country sojourns, I was between flights in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. 

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