How do you define inflation in a layman term? Well, you can do so by pointing out that you could not get a 1.5 L bottle of Pokka Green Tea for $1.4 anymore, as now you must pay $1.8 for it. Or that the rice in ToriQ now costs 20 cents more than it used to be. That, my friend, is inflation. Price hike hurts. And I guess this is what really matters for the multitude.
(Lamenting the perceived fact that the rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer and, of course, to protest only when you feel disadvantaged is an all-too-human experience, as you will usually keep silent if you are the one who benefits from the system. And it doesn’t help that at the same time the parliament has approved a 26 per cent increase in the President’s salary!)