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If you plot the country's unemployment rates against its inflation rates, the result looks an awful lot like…JAPAN!

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 10, 2013
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The University of Chicago economist will be India's Ben Bernanke, but the two men's challenges could not be more different.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 7, 2013
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It used to be that developing a new inflation measure for Social Security would boost benefits. That's no longer true.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 19, 2013
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If we had adopted chained CPI at the turn of the century, then a 2001 retiree would be getting $869 less in 2013.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 11, 2013
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Obama's budget will likely adopt chained CPI for Social Security and tax increases. Back in December, we explained what that means.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 9, 2013
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Chained CPI sounds technical and complicated. But it's really just a big benefit cut and a mild tax increase.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 11, 2012
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Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest Consumer Product Index (CPI) numbers today, giving the most recent estimate of the rate of inflation. The short version: there isn't any.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2012
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