Bloomberg Lectures Americans On Inflation: Eat Lentils, Take The Bus, And Let Your Pets Die

A Bloomberg op–ed column advising Americans about how to handle rising inflation prices received some criticism.

Teresa Ghilarducci authored the column. However, it received renewed interest after the outlet promoted her work via social media.

Ghilarducci thankfully points out that skyrocketing inflation ‘only’ truly wreaks havoc on the budgets of those making under $300,000 annually. This is 98%.

She recommends that Americans use public transportation instead of their cars, change their diet from meat to vegetable, and consider giving their pets chemotherapy.

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Bloomberg Column: Inflation

Ghilarducci, who some sites estimate has a net worth from anywhere between $1-$5 million, provides Bloomberg readers with “some ideas on how to reconfigure consumption and lessen the blow” of inflation under President Biden.

“To deal with gas prices, it’s worth reconsidering public transportation if it’s an option where you live,” she writes.

Ghilarducci also advises Americans to change their diet and “consume plants directly,” specifically suggesting “lentils and beans.”

Bloomberg’s op-ed suggests that you let your pets die as medical expenses could prevent your inflation-necessary budget from being implemented. This is one of the most alarming bits of advice.

“If you’re one of the many Americans who became a new pet owner during the pandemic, you might want to rethink those costly pet medical needs. It may sound harsh, but researchers actually don’t recommend pet chemotherapy …” she advises.

A tweet promoting the column explains: “Nobody said this would be fun.”

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Lentils are for Everyone

There were numerous critics of the Bloomberg column, offering suggestions on how to manage inflation.

Former Texas State Representative Matt Rinaldi kindly suggested “‘get rid of your car and eat lentils instead of meat’” may not be a “winning message” for Democrats heading into the midterms.

Columnist Jim Treacher provided his own snarky bullet-point list mimicking Bloomberg’s which includes advice such as “learn to pole dance” and “Does Mom really need a funeral?”

James DePorre, CEO of Shark Investment Management and Real Money contributor, points out that Ghilarducci’s absurd advice applies to nearly everybody in the country.

“Only about 1% of the population makes over $300,000 a year,” he wrote.

Perhaps that’s where the disconnect comes from. The elites look down on the average American and can’t see why they simply can’t respond to Bidenflation by upending everything about their lives and budgets.

From ‘eat lentils,’ to ‘you should be happy to pay more for gas,’ to ‘just buy an electric car,’ they really have no understanding of what Americans are going through.

Bloomberg isn’t the first media outlet to scold Americans to change their ways when it comes to the Biden economy.

The Washington Post advised readers that they should stop complaining about supply chain crises and have lower expectations.

A Yahoo finance reporter earlier this month advised Americans to “stop whining” about higher gas prices because it’s a great way to support Ukraine.

“Americans who want to support Ukraine don’t have to like higher prices, but they can fill up knowing there’s a good cause on the other side of the world,” the op-ed reads.

A recent poll shows 70% of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s handling of gas prices while an equal number disapprove of his handling of inflation.