“iPods and iTunes downloads have been added to the list of goods used by the UK government as a standard for measuring inflation,” Macworld UK reports. “The 650-product list is maintained by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and it aims to measure the fluctuations in prices paid by the UK population.”
Office for National Statistics: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/
“Critics claim that including fast-to-depreciate electronic gadgets could affect the inflation measuring tool, but an ONS spokesman described the list as a ‘close reflection’ of what people buy,” Macworld UK reports. “The list also now contains digital camcorders and flat-panel TVs. Wine boxes also debut on the list, while slippers and chocolate biscuits have been removed.”
Full article here.
How can the list possibly be a “‘close reflection” of what people buy with slippers and chocolate biscuits now removed?!
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