You may have noticed that portion sizes are down throughout the grocery store. For instance I bought a package of cookies the other day for the first time in at least a couple of years and was surprised to find that there was a lot more packaging and way fewer cookies than there used to be. Way fewer cookies. But the price was roughly the same or even perhaps a bit higher.
There are a number of factors here which have converged.
Food appears to be the theme today folks.
Attached is a very interesting photo montage of what it takes to feed a family around the world. From Mali to France. From Mongolia to Mexico.
Monsanto has done a particularly good job of working its way into the nooks and crannies of government. They are right up there with GE and Goldman Sachs.
This guy gets it. Plant a garden this spring, even a tiny one. It really is a revolutionary act.
This video is pretty out there for our conservative readers. The hippy “back to the land” bit at the beginning may put some people off. But I encourage you to look past that to see the statement of human independence that these people are making on a small plot of land in Pasadena California.
We hear over and over that inflation is in check, and if anything that we need more inflation. We are told that the CPI is bumping along at between 1-2%. That it’s been at about this rate for years. But you tell me. Is this reflective of your experience?