News Outlets Can’t Explain Away Higher Grocery Prices

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readApr 8, 2024

“It’s not that bad”, “It’s temporary”, “It’s normal” and “It’s good for the economy” aren’t convincing cash-strapped consumers.

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A homemade chicken dinner costs 40% more than 5 years ago,” reported Jennifer Brown for the Colorado Sun on November 22, 2023.

“U.S. consumers spent 11.3% of their income on food last year, nearly a 13% increase from the…