A Trip to the Grocery Store

My wife is a busy woman, given that she homeschools our children, so when time gets tight for her, say around eight times a year, I do the grocery shopping for her.  It was maybe four months since the last time, though, and the prices were an eye-opener for me.  Anything dependent on grain as an input was a lot higher in price than before.  Most meat was higher, cereals, bread, etc.  Not that this is a complete or scholarly answer, but I see the inflation rising in food and in energy.  (Heating oil, gasoline)

Good thing we have “core inflation” to explain this away.  Others may see things differently, but I was genuinely surprised at the price rises.

I would post more, but my site hosting was down for most of the evening.