Fringe Forum: Where Have You Noticed Inflation The Most In Your Day-To-Day Life?

I usually don’t do posts on the weekend but was really enjoying reading some of the responses on YouTube to my latest podcast, where I discuss how soaring inflation is absolutely brutalizing the middle class. For those that haven’t heard that podcast, you can listen to it for free, here:

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Soaring Inflation Is Brutalizing The Lower And Middle Class
In what I think could be one of my most important Our Bullshit Economy podcasts ever, this week I took time to cover: Exactly why inflation is, as Peter Schiff would say, “the most regressive tax possible” Why it’s important for people to wake up to the negative consequences of inflation right now, before it becomes too late…
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As I note in my podcast, I continue to feel like it is a farce for the current administration to suggest that the inflation we are witnessing now - that disproportionately negatively affects the middle and lower class - is some kind of beacon of progress or good thing for the country.

It’s also a farce to believe, at face value, when officials say that they think they have the numbers under control. As most of you already know, inflation is as much psychological as it is numerical, and the collective psyche of the country seems to be spinning up a flywheel of worry about the rising cost of everything from oil to groceries.

When and if the psychological break happens is when people start worrying about the pull forward of demand and collective concern that can really drive prices much higher, quicker, as a result of a change in consumer behavior (i.e. hoarding, spending less).

There’s no doubt inflation is causing raw costs to rise, as we have witnessed in commodities. This is why, in my most recent interview with Doomberg this week, the collective predicts that oil could actually hit $300 per barrel, or higher. You can read Part 1 of that interview here:

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Oil Could Hit $300 And Uranium Could "Double Or Triple": Doomberg
This is Part 1 of an exclusive interview with Doomberg, the collective that runs the Doomberg Substack. During this interview series, we discuss oil, Bitcoin, the coming Fed chair swap, fiscal policy, politics, uranium and more. Doomberg publishes skeptical analyses through the hard money/Austrian lens and its objective is to be funny without being silly…
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Part 2 is forthcoming next week.

Meanwhile, what I loved reading in your comments was where - exactly - in your day-to-day lives are you seeing inflation the most. Please list specifics and price examples, and any way in which this has altered your behavior as a consumer as a result.

You can list your firsthand example of the effects of inflation below: