If you listen to NPR’s Planet Money, you’ll have heard the economics term shrinkflation. Shrinkflation is when the price of stuff stays the same, but the amount you get goes down. They’ve now coined another new economics term: skimpflation.
Twenty-five hundred years ago, Israel was in crisis. Corruption was rampant, even among priests and prophets. Jeremiah was the exception. He persisted in clearly telling leaders the truth about their wrong decisions. He warned that dire consequences would fall upon the nation if they stayed on this path. Despite Jeremiah’s messages, they abandoned their values.