#7 Frankie's problem with inflation

OECD Observer No 246/247, Dec 2004-Jan 2005

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"I can't believe the cost of this pint! Prices seem to be rising faster than we say!"

"So you think inflation is higher than our official figures? Why?"

"I can never afford stuff!"

"Well, beer's gone up, but your phone calls are cheaper!"

"Er, I guess!"

"Tell me, do you use that gym you joined?"

"Do I look fit?"

"Nope! How about the size of your DVD collection?"

"300 and rising."

"You watch them?

"Some, not really!"

"I think I see the problem! ... Our data doesn't factor in your financial incompetence! ... Pint?"

"Better make it a half!"


The world can be a complex place. See how Frankie and his colleagues at Global.org grapple with the thorny public policy issues of our time, in this cartoon strip. 

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Economic data

GDP growth: +0.5% Q2 2019 year-on-year
Consumer price inflation: 1.6% September 2019 annual
Trade: -1.9% exp, -0.9% imp, Q2 2019
Unemployment: 5.1% August 2019
Last update: 6 November 2019

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