12 Feb '13, 5pm

Our stealthily shrinking economy #liberty #economic #gold #silver #bitcoin #inflation

12 Feb 2013 Our stealthily shrinking economy categories: Economics/Finance Throughout the ’70s, when I was a kid, I remember standing with my father in any number of German or Polish delis. And I clearly recall one particular instance in which, glancing down at the checkout counter, he disgustedly commented that candy bars had shrunk down to half the size they were in the 1950s. Today, contraction is epidemic; it’s occurring everywhere from quarter-sized cookies to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. A few weeks back Subway Restaurants announced that they may have been shorting their signature foot long sandwiches, and pledged more consistent sizing going forward. (I, perhaps blindly trusting, have never seen fit to bring a ruler to lunch. Evidently someone did.) In fact, over the last few years many canned vegetable weights have quietly dropped from 16 to 13 or 14 ounces, su...

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