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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Dollar strength leads to more purchasing power as Thanksgiving dinner costs for 2017 go down

It's Thanksgiving once again and that time of the year again where many things kick into motion for the American consumer.

Beginning with gasoline prices climbing a bit for areas around the country that switch over to winter blends, the season culminates with the arrival of snowbirds down South from Canada and the Northern U.S. locations and of course, the home stretch for retailers during the Christmas holiday shopping season.

But the main course for this period is as always Thanksgiving, and the coming together of families along with the cooking and baking of the traditional dinner.

Each year economists try to put together a cost analysis for the average dinner and more often than not, the price rises around 3-5% from the year before.  But with the dollar suddenly strengthening to levels not seen in the past 13 years, that additional purchasing power has done something not seen in quite some time...

A decline in cost for this year's Thanksgiving meal.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) annual informal price survey, the average meal for 10 people will be $49.87--  a 24-cent drop from last year’s average of $50.11. 
The survey’s shopping list includes enough turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls (with butter, of course), peas, cranberries, a vegetable tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, coffee and milk for 10 eaters. The AFBF has been commissioning this study for 31 years. 
Foods showing the largest reductions this year were pumpkin pie mix, milk and a veggie tray comprised of celery and carrots. A 30-ounce can of pumpkin pie mix was $3.13, a gallon of milk was $3.17 and a one-pound veggie tray of celery and carrots was just 73-cents. 
A group of miscellaneous items including coffee and ingredients need to prepare the meal (butter, evaporated milk, onions, eggs, sugar and flour) came in at $2.81. 
The headliner - a 16-pound turkey - averaged a total of $22.74 (about $1.42 per pound). That’s a decrease of 2 cents per pound, or an overall 30 cents per whole turkey, compared to last year. - Fox News

Friday, July 29, 2016

The internet of things moves into realm of courts, justice, and the law

As the focus on the future for business becomes how to integrate their models into the 'internet of things', public institutions like education have already been accelerating this process in the hopes of providing a less expensive, safer, and more results oriented alternative to over-crowded classrooms, and declining literacy rates.

Yet one of the most expensive institutions in the public sphere continues to be that of courts, justice, and a legal system which has become to bloated that a single high profile case can sometimes bankrupt small townships who's budgets are not funded to accommodate such trials.

So to help alleviate some of these expenditures, the UK is looking into, and beginning a process to have many court cases and trials be done online, and without the necessity of lawyers.  In essence, a return to the old fashioned magistrate system where justices use technology to act as judge, jury, and executioner for a ruling.

Lord Justice Briggs, a Court of Appeal judge who drew up a package of reforms for the civil justice system, has called for the establishment of an online court that does not have lawyers and can deal with claims of up to £25,000.  The move would give “effective access to justice without having to incur the disproportionate cost of using lawyers”, a report says.  - UK Times 
We’ve often made the point that the current Western law system is an illegitimate, expensive botch that would not be practical without monopoly central banking.
The US alone imprisons 25 percent of the world incarcerated population. It pays for this insanity by the over-printing of money. - Daily Bell
The cost in the United States alone for each criminal act ranges from around $41,000 for a simple car break-in, to $17 million for each murder, making the property, insurance, court, lawyer, and incarceration costs a staggering $500 billion to $1 trillion annually.  And according to a study from Iowa University, that is more than is dedicated towards Medicare each year, or even the U.S. defense budget.

As inflation has skyrocketed the costs for nearly everything, and city, county, and state revenues have not kept up with the increasing costs to be able to provide the services of law and order in many communities, chances are very likely that many crimes, both misdemeanor and felony, will one day soon be adjudicated online through the internet, where judges will once again be given extraordinary power to rule on behalf of both the state and the individual, all because it will become a necessary cost cutting measure.

Or the judges will simply be robots when technology evolves to the point where they can take over that position.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Price inflation for dining out may make $15 minimum wage laws moot

30 years ago, dining out for the average American family was a once a week experience, with working parents adding to this total with an occasional lunch break at a restaurant.  However, the past three decades have seen this paradigm completely turn around, and in 2015, people spent more money eating out than they did in buying groceries since the convenience of cost was worth the experience.
Yet this trend may have quickly reached a peak here in 2016 as the growing movement of mandatory $15 per hour minimum wage demands being coupled with huge jumps in price inflation have seen the affordability of dining out now much greater than the cost of eating at home.
Read more on this article here...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

100 years ago, Thanksgiving dinner cost 1/100th of the cost it does now... thank you inflation and the Federal Reserve

Prior to the advent of the Federal Reserve and the creation of of a central bank to control monetary policy, Thanksgiving dinner at a nice restaurant cost individuals about .50 in 1909.  But fast forward a little more than 100 years and that cost for the same foods cooked at home versus dining out, are more than 100 times the cost.

Why?  Inflation, and in particular, inflation created by a central bank who has expanded the money supply far beyond the value of what food cost to produce.



And a Thanksgiving night out at the Hotel Gettysburgh, 1909.


And of course, the value of a dollar one hundred years later thanks to our corrupt banker friends at the Federal Reserve.


Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope that all who read this can still afford it.