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Wal-Mart economy keeps lid on US inflation: study

The "rock-bottom" pricing strategy used by retail giant Wal-Mart has filtered into the US economy and kept a lid on inflation, according to a study commissioned by the company and released.

The study by the economic research firm Global Insight concluded that the discounting along with other measures led to cumulative savings for consumers of 263 billion dollars between 1985 and 2004, or 895 dollars per person. (AP)

Farmann kommentar:
Som tidligere nevnt er Farmann kritisk til dagens vedtatte metode å måle inflasjon gjennom ensidig å se på konsumprisindeksen. En bredere måling av inflasjonen bør gjennomføres der ikke minst boligpriser bør være med.

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