Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gaga Over Real Personal Consumption Expenditure Growth! (Musical Tribute)

The following chart shows the annual growth in the annual average of real personal consumption expenditures.


Click to enlarge.



Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Custom Chart

9 comments:

mab said...

That chart would look even uglier if you used Shadow Stats data.

Stagflationary Mark said...

mab,

That chart would look even uglier if you used Shadow Stats data.

Maybe, maybe not. Do I use their alternate CPI or do I use their real world subscription price? You weren't very specific.

May 25, 2008
Economist challenges government data

The growing popularity of the site, which costs subscribers $175 a year, is testimony to the deep suspicion many Americans harbor about government information as the economy falls into a swoon.

I just checked the site today. It still costs $175 for an annual subscription.

Holy crap! That's at least 5 1/2 years without a price increase! Maybe more! Just look at all that hyperinflation!!

Someone alert the bond vigilantes! Hahaha! :)

Stagflationary Mark said...

At $175, perhaps you get what you pay for.

You can't even observe interest rates elsewhere unless you pay $1,025 per year.

Hey, I wonder if it was really worth $5,125 over the past 5 years to watch this?

It had to be at least as exciting as watching water boil only to realize that the stove hadn't even been turned on, lol.

Rob Dawg said...

Some of us bitch about prices for free.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Rob Dawg,

When I was a kid, we used to wak to school and then walk back home. It wasn't so much the 150 degree summers and the 75 below winters that got to us as much as it was the fact that the trip was uphill both ways! Didn't hear us bitch about it though. Those who bitched were easy targets for the motherf@#$ing pterodactyl! (Warning: Link is not suitable for all audiences! :))

mab said...

Some of us bitch about prices for free.

Yeah, we're a force of nature just like bees.

Bees pollinate for free. What gives? It's an invaluable service, just like bitching!

I can't help but wonder if the sudden and unexplained bee die-off isn't really just some commie union agitation.

Stagflationary Mark said...

mab,

I can't help but wonder if the sudden and unexplained bee die-off isn't really just some commie union agitation.

Hahaha!

They could just be trying to mess with Gross Domestic Pollen!

mab said...

As long as nobody messes with gross domestic doga!

Stagflationary Mark said...

mab,

You've outdone yourself!

Gaga over doga!

STOCKHOLM — Swedish dogs doing yoga is the best example that the largest Nordic economy may be overheating, according to analysts at SEB Merchant Banking.

You think? Hahaha!