>Please Define Inflation

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> 1. The act of inflating or the state of being inflated.

2. A persistent increase in the level of consumer prices or a persistent decline in the purchasing power of money, caused by an increase in available currency and credit beyond the proportion of available goods and services.

So, this morning as I am getting ready for work I turn on channel 2 local news. My intention is to hear the weather and traffic reports, but I always get the glut of ratings based “reports” in the meantime. I’m lethargically making my bed when I hear a story about the drastic increase in the price of vegetables. Though my brain was still foggy from sleep, I swear I heard some produce guy say that the tomato in his hand was $1.00 last week and is now $3.00.

Of course this would happen! I have started this whole new self-improvement diet regime only over the last week. Here I am trying to bring more vegetables and less sugar into my diet when the price of produce skyrockets. Just my luck.

The strange thing is that I come into the office this morning to verify what I heard while I was still shaking off the cobwebs of sleep, and I can’t find the story anywhere on the channel 2 website. In fact, I can’t really find it anywhere on the web. Except some month old story from the Palm Beach Post. To me a significant increase in the cost of food is real news, not some poor family who got stabbed by their own son. That’s not something I need to hear about, at least in the manner the news delivers that sad story.

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