Monday, August 18, 2008

It's the economy, stupid!

Inflation is Back

With the economy front and center, people are starting to worry about inflation. Even dirt is not dirt cheap any more. A bag of dirt (marketed as "premium topsoil") is about $4.99 now, up a dollar from last year, a 25% increase. Items like 40-pound bags of dirt, which are very heavy and don't generate much revenue per pound, tend to get hit hard by higher transportation costs due to costly oil. 

1 comment:

davenoon said...

I knew I should have bought topsoil a year ago...