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Published Consumer Price Measures are Meaningless

serfserf Member Posts: 7,408 ✭✭✭
 More voodoo economics along with trickle down theories for the working class and Social security recipients. Yep we need more welfare and open borders to make the situation better for all Americans including all of Central America!
                                          serf
          According to the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances, in the last 20 years, the median value of the net worth of the top 10% has more than doubled, while the gains for other income cohorts have barely increased. The uneven outcomes reflect the disproportionate ownership of equities. The top 10% hold 90% of all equity investments. Median income gains were equally skewed. The top 10% recorded outsized gains, helped by large capital gain income.
Research at the New York Federal Reserve Bank found that if house prices were part of the CPI in the 2000s economic expansion it would have had an “enormous difference “ on reported inflation. According to the New York Fed research staff, replacing house prices for owner rents, the CPI would have averaged 4% per year, and core inflation around 3.75% in the 2000s growth cycle, both roughly one and one-half percentage points above reported inflation.

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