Dress sizes, hotel and restaurant ratings, grades!  Where will it end?

Via the EcoomistThe perils of panflation.

Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Brummagem Joe says:

    It maybe a problem for you Steven but I’m still wearing suits I bought over 30 years ago.

  2. Ben Wolf says:

    Hey, panflation is no laughing matter. Do you know how hard it is these days to find anything off the rack to fit a thirty inch waist? There just aren’t many pants made anymore that fit someone like me, unless I visit a tailor.

  3. walt moffett says:

    Seem to remember a time when either a one or two star Michelin ratings were quite acceptable.

  4. Franklin says:

    @Ben Wolf: Hear, hear! Although maybe more like 29 inches here. Try to find that AND an odd-numbered inseam (either I’m showing some ankle or dragging on the ground). C’est impossible que!

  5. John Burgess says:

    What?! No mention of egos? Shocking…