sunnyjim on November 11, 2020 at 9:38 pm Idea: Fixing politician’s fees to the consumer price indexLink: https://www.investopedia.com/a... Sounds reasonable on first view but the CPI isn’t a good measure of how well things are going – plus, what if the previous administration messed up and things skydive? Then you would only have politicians who don’t need the money- because they have plenty already. Why Is the Consumer Price Index Controversial? Link: https://www.investopedia The Consumer Price Index is a popular measure of inflation in the United States whose calculation generates controversy amongst economists.