There are many mundane things that Econo-Girl looks to in determining the rate of inflation: the price of milk and eggs, the price of fresh produce, the structural issues around the supply and cost of gas, to name but a few. But there is one indicator that is absolute: the prices for candy in candy machines. Why absolute? Because that price NEVER GOES DOWN. EVER.
Econo-Girl was again indulging her pechance for Peanut M & Ms when she saw THE PRICE HAD RISEN 25% SINCE YESTERDAY!
Hold on tight, my little dumplings. We are in for a wild ride.