Six Arguments That Show the CPI is Not Being Manipulated
The CPI is the main measurement of inflation in the U.S., and it's used to set rates on TIPS, I-Bonds and many other things. Some claim the government manipulates the CPI to reduce its costs. Boglehead member nisiprius presents six thoughtful arguments that demonstrate why CPI manipulation is not as easy to do as you might think.
KenBDG5,138 posts since Nov 29, 2009 Rep Points: 116,955
1. Monday, January 18, 2010 - 2:02 PM
Even if the CPI is not being manipulated, it represents a fixed basket that may not accurately reflect your or my purchases.
Anonymous963 posts since May 9, 2010 Rep Points: 1,952