While the football and political seasons are winding down, my focus has turned to stories like this. For those of us that own vehicles, we watched our monthly fuel expenditures rise from $80 to over $400 a month. Price inflation on food rose at the supermarkets. When one liter of Listerine cost $7 at my local grocery store, I knew there was a problem. Our wallets were raped a lot last year. I am curious about the real cause. Are you? I encourage the media to continue to dig.