Inflation Watch:

You’ll pay 6 to 7% more this weekend for your steak and hamburger.

This one is from Pravda (so my usual jaundiced eye proviso applies) Doomsday Scenario: Food Prices to Shoot Through the Roof.

Some more about the CPI hedonics trickery that I mentioned: Chris Martenson on fuzzy numbers.

Reader Jim P. mentioned that his local politicos in the Shenandoah Valley are doing away with a decal but keeping the fee! County Decals No More; $20 Fee Will Appear On Personal Property Tax Bills

JP Morgan: Food Prices Are Actually Rising, It’s Just That Retailers Haven’t Passed It On… Thanks to Don W. for the link.