(That’s possibly the worst post title I’ve ever written.)
Here’s a nifty table based upon numbers in an MSNBC story. I added a column showing the increase and sorted by it:
Pretty silly, really, though I must give them credit for putting gasoline smack in the middle of the pack. Whoever puts together a table like this has total control of the message the table tells. Apparently, MSNBC has it in for the cucumber cartels.
UPDATE: I’d be curious to see the percentage of change in oil refining capability since 1984 compared to the percentage of change in cheese processing capability since 1984. If cheese processing capability has increased MORE than oil refining capability as seems likely, isn’t it a little fishy that the price of processed cheese has increased more than the price of refined oil?
UPDATE 2: The skyrocketing cheese prices could lead to some brutal ugliness.