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How the CPI Masks Inflation

Investment broker and financial commentator Peter Schiff says the public is right to distrust the CPI or Consumer Price Index.  It is no longer a tool to accurately measure inflation, but an instrument of propaganda the government uses to hide accelerating inflation from the public and financial markets.

To demonstrate his point, Schiff created a basket of 20 goods that consumers regularly purchase, ranging from eggs and beer to gasoline and housing rentals.  Prices for these items rose 44.3% during the last decade, but the government reported a rise in the CPI of just 27.5% during the same time frame.

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