Consumer price index

4 videos
$1 went a lot further in 1900 than today (you could probably buy a good meal for the family for $1 back then). Why? And how do we measure how much more expensive things have gotten (i.e., inflation)?

Inflation overview

VIDEO 9:18 minutes
Basic understanding of Inflation

What is inflation

VIDEO 3:30 minutes
The basics of what price inflation is and how the CPI-U is calculated

Inflation data

VIDEO 3:30 minutes
Looking at actual sequential and year-over-year inflation data

CPI index

VIDEO 15:29 minutes
Discussion of inflation, the CPI index and owners' equivalent rent.