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Six Arguments That Show the CPI is Not Being Manipulated

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 1:07 PM
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.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
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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.
AnonymousAnonymous2,282 posts since
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