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Adapting to changing prices at the Dollar Tree

| Wendy Victora Rudman

When I was a child, there was still such a thing as penny candy. It was taking its dying breaths, but it lived long enough for me to buy some.

People worry about inflation now, and rightfully so, but that transition into nickel candy was a painful economics lesson for a young child. Overnight, it seemed, a penny didn’t buy anything at all.

 

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