Shadow Government Statistics

Friday, July 23, 2010

A great site which tries to put some reality into the government spun numbers being fed to the masses. If you have the guts to pursue the truth, check out

Alternate Inflation

The CPI chart on the home page reflects our estimate of inflation for today as if it were calculated the same way it was in 1990. The CPI on the Alternate Data Series tab here reflects the CPI as if it were calculated using the methodologies in place in 1980. In general terms, methodological shifts in government reporting have depressed reported inflation, moving the concept of the CPI away from being a measure of the cost of living needed to maintain a constant standard of living.


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