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How Government Makes Inflation Worse

This chart may look familiar to regular Hotline readers. This version is updated through June 2023.

Anything the government operates or subsidizes has exploding costs. So health care and education are the components of the economy with the steepest rise in prices over the last 25 years. Education is 75% run by the government and health care is 50% government.

Meanwhile, technology, TVs, computers, clothing, electronics, and toys have fallen rapidly in price. These are goods that are highly impacted by international trade. It’s a good reminder that free trade keeps prices low and makes goods and services more affordable for the masses. Competition is a good thing.

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