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YearConsumer
Product
Index
Annual
CPI
Change
190025000
190125000
190226004
190327003.85
190427000
190527000
190627000
190728003.7
19082700-3.57
190927000
191028003.7
191128000
191229003.57
191329702.41
191430101.35
191530401
191632707.57
1917384017.43
1918451017.45
1919518014.86
1920600015.83
19215360-10.67
19225020-6.34
192351101.79
192451200.2
192552502.54
192653000.95
19275200-1.89
19285130-1.35
192951300
19305000-2.53
19314560-8.8
19324090-10.31
19333880-5.13
193440103.35
193541102.49
193641500.97
193743003.61
19384220-1.86
19394160-1.42
194042000.96
194144105
1942488010.66
194351806.15
194452701.74
194553902.28
194658508.53
1947669014.36
194872107.77
19497140-0.97
195072100.98
195177807.91
195279502.19
195380100.75
195480500.5
19558020-0.37
195681401.5
195784303.56
195886602.73
195987300.81
196088701.6
196189601.01
196290601.12
196391701.21
196492901.31
196594501.72
196697202.86
1967100002.88
1968104204.2
1969109805.37
1970116305.92
1971121504.47
1972125403.21
1973133206.22
19741479011.04
1975161409.13
1976170705.76
1977181806.5
1978195607.59
19792178011.35
198000
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198200
198300
198400
198500
198600
198700
198800
198900
199000
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199300
199400
199500
199600
199700
199800
199900
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200700
200800
200900
201000

Consumer Price Index:
The US Census Bureau maintains a time series, E-135: Consumer Price Indexes (all items) from 1800 to 1970.
Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, Part 1
E. Prices and Price Indexes: Series E-135; p.211 (pdf)



Why Stuck on Stupid?

Seventy years ago the leaders of both US political parties turned away from the policies that had created an economic powerhouse we call the Roaring Twenties. For ten long years Americans suffered through wrenching economic dislocations: deflation, inflation, a four-year economic contraction, endless unemployment, mindless political experiments, and ruthless attacks on businessmen for political gain as their leaders stayed Stuck on Stupid.

Today, after a twenty-five year economic boom, Americans are once more faced with a political elite that wants to monkey with success. It wants to raise tax rates. It wants to restrict trade. It wants to increase government power.

It‘s time to look back and remind ourselves how it came to be, starting in 1929, that America got itself Stuck on Stupid. Otherwise it could happen again.

1929-1939: “A Decade that will live — in stupidity.”

 

presented by Christopher Chantrill
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