Purchasing Power

Stagnation Is Not Just The New Normal - It's Official Policy

"Although our leadership is too polite to say it out loud, they've embraced stagnation as the new quasi-official policy. The reason is tragi-comically obvious: any real reform would threaten the income streams gushing into untouchably powerful self-serving elites and fiefdoms."

Bang For Your Buck? Mapping Where A Dollar Goes Furthest In America

"Go to any large, high-density city like New York or San Francisco, and you’ll notice a difference in costs immediately. The price you pay for groceries, dinner at the restaurant, filling up your tank, or even your daily coffee goes up substantially... While this effect on costs is most evident in cities, it’s actually present throughout the country."