Mitchell’s Musings 8-11-14: What’s Cooking?

11 Aug 2014 9:01 AM | Daniel Mitchell (Administrator)

A few weeks ago, Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik ran a piece entitled “A new right-wing claim: Obama must be lying about inflation!” which was about a new conspiracy theory concerning government price change data.1 The theme, as the headline suggests, is that some folks believe that the official inflation statistics are being kept too low, i.e., the books are being cooked. So let’s look at the data and see what the fuss is all about.

MitchellMusings 8-11-14.pdf


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