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I love how the price of the stamp goes up when there is a discontinuity in the inflation of the US dollar. Maybe could you make that more prominent? Also maybe you could talk about what happens when the discontinuity arises, like what that means in the economy?
What's the short vertical slopes on the "In 2010 dollars" line?
You mean the price increases?
On the right side the inflation adjusted jumps are about the same size as non-adjusted jumps because, say, 2000 dollars are pretty close to 2010 dollars. As we go further back the dollars are worth more, so the spikes are larger; a $0.01 price increase in 1960 is quite a lot, in 2010 it's pretty small.