Talk:Vimes Boots Index

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When I go to the supermarket I'm outraged by government claims of seven percent inflation. Nothing goes up by as little as seven percent even at one jump. Twenty percent for the last year would be a minimal increase while many things are up fifty to a hundred percent. Over at the wine store, Champagne hasn't risen much at all, my own usual wines by five percent or so. Single-malt Scotch soared before the pandemic but not so much since. Anyway, the original theory wasn't about inflation, but economies of scale.

True enough. The Index isn't only about inflation either, but it's had most impact in the way inflation is reported - just found a good link to show that. -- Guybrush (talk) 01:55, 12 January 2023 (UTC)
Also I've updated the article to explain how that factors in, and linked to the ONS report. -- Guybrush (talk) 02:08, 12 January 2023 (UTC)