Prices and the Dollar
Money. It's as if our world and life relies on it for everything. Individuals have developed different patterns in their way of spending to conserve their money. But what happens when major changes occur in the prices of various objects? How extreme do the conditions have to get for people to take action in these problems and change their spending habits? Suddenly households are filled with about how to adapt to developing shortages of money. Stored away, in the back of everyone's mind is a dark hazy cloud reminding them of their dilemmas with money. Throughout all the price changes occuring around the world, the two subjects consumers are most concerned with are the cost of gas and food.
Imagine, walking down a busy street. Cars are zooming past, the aftermath of speed leaves exhaust and air rushing through your hair and around your face in a familiar, circling pattern. A blur of colors fly by, dirty white, shiny jet black, a bright mustard yellow, and every other color you could think of. Besides color, the vehicles are also all different shapes, some big and chunky, others sleek and smooth enough for sandpaper to glide across. Within all of these structures is a different person and they all come with a different story. Peering into the glass windows you see a happy old woman, laugh lines filling every square inch of her caring face, a stressful mother trying to look after a helpless child while driving down the street. You spot a young man dressed in a navy blue suit and tie, a business look on his stern, yet soft face as he speaks matter-of-factly into a black bluetooth headset. It might not seem like any of these vehicles or people could have any one thing in common, but they do. All of these cars run on one thing, gasoline, and all of these people are spending their hard earned money on it.
The grocery store, its one of the few places that seems familiar to almost everyone. The bright fluorescent lights shining down on the tile floors and endless aisles of food; the sight of each apple, banana, lettuce head, and other products reminding us of the infinite colors and food types that make up our unique world. Although this is an odd environment full of objects from every corner of the planet, it gives us a sense of comfort; that is until the prices of food and beverages start to increase drastically. Now when shopping in the grocery store people are more careful of their purchases, scavenging for a sale on the needed items. The changes in price of food, gas, and other items is partly due to the declining value of the U.S. Dollar. Hopefully, we can soon take control of these changing prices and the dollar value, but first we have to know as much as possible about the life changing situation at hand.