American Elephants


Inflation! Why? Where Does it Come From? by The Elephant's Child
July 14, 2022, 6:35 pm
Filed under: Politics

Vastly oversimplified, some scientist has a computer program keeping track of the composition of the atmosphere of the Earth, and notices that the amount of Carbon Dioxide is slightly elevated.

From that observation somebody gets a little excited and expands a little on the “slightly elevated” bit in an attempt to clarify. At some point journalists notice and try to make a more interesting story of it.

Where does all the CO2 come from, obviously auto exhausts, and those who are deeply concerned start wondering how to cut back on the numbers of cars running around on the nation’s highways. Politicians shut down major pipelines, like the great XL pipeline, and enough of that kind of action, and gasoline becomes a little harder to get and a little more expensive, and state and local governments try to assist or at least take some action, and gas becomes more expensive and presidents start complaining that gas stations have to stop gouging.

When the price of gas goes up, the cost of transporting anything and everything becomes a little more expensive, and so it goes and grows, and lo and behold we have — inflation!

So who do you slap down and when? Does knowing how it all comes about help any? Probably not! Not really anyone to blame anyway.


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