A tale Of two New York cities: The Rich And The Hungry. “The inflationary impact of the extremely wealthy is squeezing food prices to the point that many low income families simply cannot afford to eat.” For all their whining about the middle class, progressive utopias end up destroying it. Eventually what’s left are the very rich and the very poor. Outside of that (and the widespread death and suffering brought on by “good intentions”) progressivism works great.

NYC cost of food

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Porky Al Jimmydad January 18, 2013 at 7:51 am

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Just like when lice leave a dead body, so will these ‘citizens’ flee New York City (and California) when the time comes. Am I wrong when I compare a society that habitually makes poor decisions as vermin? I think not. The only real problem for the rest of the country is that they’ll need a U-Haul to lug their rotten attitudes with them. Expect to see lot’s of U-Haul’s in your neighborhood in the days ahead.

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

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It’s already beginning in most of these parasite infested shit-holes. Look at the dropping populations of Detroit, and Shitcargo.

jcrowley1985 January 18, 2013 at 8:00 am

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More evidence of Corporate Greed.

Navyvet2 January 18, 2013 at 8:18 am

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I like to think it is more of the Opportunistic taking advantage of the terminally stupid. By terminally stupid I mean those that think the government will take care of them. How often to you hear from some moron that got scammed, “Wah, the government should do something about that.” They should add, “Because I am an idiot.”
Don’t worry soon there will be no corporate greed, only politicians greed and they will tell you to get back to shoveling that salt, peasant, you are not one of us.

Not so silent January 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

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If your were any dumber Creepy Crowley, you would be a rock.

Sidekick January 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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Why do you hate rocks?

Not so silent January 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

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I don’t, I like to throw them threw the windows of cars with Obama bumper stickers. Over the years some of my best friends have been rocks, Why I think Creepy Crowley would be very good at holding down a tarp on a windy day…..

Joe January 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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I’m sorry, when I see a terrible chart like this I have to call it out. There’s no data telling me how much it actually rose. Each horizontal line could represent a half penny or a hundred dollars. Maybe each line is a percentage and food has risen 2.5% or maybe it’s risen 250%. I dunno. I’m going to assume 2007-2012 are years, but I shouldn’t have to assume that.

Sidekick January 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm

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You’re right, the chart sucks but the unemployment charts in the article are properly labeled and they tell a bad story.

Bonfire of the Absurdities January 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm

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I found that this chart comes from the NYC Food Bank report which Zerohedge posted in its entirety as a Scribd doc at the bottom of the post. Yes, it is also that ambiguous in the report (it appears on page 7 of the report) although they do furnish this context for it in the text:

“As illustrated in Figure II, the cost of foodincreased by 3 percent between November 2011 and November 2012, and by 16 percent between December 2007 (the start of the Great Recession) and November 2012.”

So, as I read it, the line displayed in the chart represents a 16% increase meaning that each horizontal line indicates a rise of approximately 5%. Why they could not illustrate this on the graph, I do not know.

Joe January 18, 2013 at 11:40 pm

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That was very helpful, thank you.

I’m just a chart-Nazi. I love charts, graphs, tables, all of them because they’re a great way of relaying a lot of information in a quick manor, when used properly and not abused such as in this situation.

I call on Obama to sign an Executive Order that would “Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Duncan and Blank on proper chart making.”

Bonfire of the Absurdities January 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

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You’re welcome. No, your point is well taken, without that context the chart is essentially meaningless.