continued: The price of groceries is way up whether you shop SVU, Krogers, WalMart or any where else. Keep in mind: gov't rules and regulations (ex. EPA), cost of fuel (caused by foreign oil owners and American green people) and unions cause dramatic increases in price of all merchandise. Remember, we the customers end up paying through the nose. We like to think the company pays, but it is always the customer.
You forgot the FEDERAL RESERVE! The ZIRP policy has caused stagflation globally as speculators with access rotate from one asset to another, price distortions have never been higher in history. There's your problem, rewarding the top 1-5% and crushing savings of the masses. That is a Crime vs Humanity. In the last 5 yrs 3 mil seniors went into poverty. 50% of US at or near. Look at the mountain of garbage IPOs brought because of ZIRP, those trash companies never would come public in a normal cost of money environ. All greed and speculation. And spare me the China demand argument.