Saturday, June 7, 2008

ah-hem....gas prices and inflation...

Everyone keeps griping/whining about gas prices...
So let's talk about gas prices...Yes, gas prices are high...and yes, now they have finally peaked higher than in the late '70's early '80's, but inflation is still lower than it was back then! Double click charts to make them appear large (charts from ) The bottom graph doesn't go back as far as necessary...please use the following links:
Current inflation
Inflation from 1973-1984 (especially look at 1980 when Carter was still in office)
Inflation from 1985-1996


Christy said...

Is this the statistician in you coming out?