Blame Russian aggression against Ukraine for the high and rising prices we have to pay. Blame the covid 19 pandemic for disrupting supply chains and causing shortages and higher costs. Listen to the money and economy experts and blame inflation for the higher and prohibitive cost of living. Find the entities exempt from any of those causes and meet specialized inflation, like food inflation, lodging inflation, travel inflation, contracting inflation, housing inflation and betting inflation, each with its own explanation of victims and no culprit.
A bigger pot of crack will be hard to find. The butcher, the baker and the LED lamp maker will have a story to tell, and only the paperwork work for the period in question will tell the public whether inflation is like the weather; very diverse, inevitable and not subject to manipulation. I am willing to predict that the gouge-kings have been busy.