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Inflation in Perspective

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I stumbled upon something sort of interesting, which I thought I’d share on this evening before the massively-important CPI report.

Our dear friends in the federal government (you know, the place where you send almost 40% of all your income in exchange for paying for a bunch of people that hate each other to argue endlessly and get nothing done) put together an awesome website that lets you calculate present-day buying power based on dollars from a prior date. You can see how the best and brightest go to work for the government when you see this amazing user interface they put together, which looks like something a beginning HTML coder would have done in 1996:

This is seriously the entirely page.