We'll never eliminate random external factors entirely, but generally core inflation excludes food and energy, because those are the most volatile. If you eliminate those, you'll get a fairly good view of inflation that's not dependent on external factors.Again I ask: What should be included in our measure of inflation whose prices does NOT depend on any random external factors (i.e. whose price depends solely on policy decisions?).
The BLS estimates the number of jobs created each month, and it has always been about informing policy rather than "selling an inaccurate storyline to the American people." In fact, the whole media ritual of reporting the monthly jobs figures only started in 2008; the BLS has been compiling those statistics for decades.This seems disingenuous. If you asked any halfway intelligent human who had never heard of economics to imagine what is meant by the term "unemployment rate," s/he would likely answer without pause that it refers to the percentage of people who don't have jobs. It would make sense to exclude children who can't by law have jobs and the retired who can't be expected to, but beyond that, the fact that there are "all the(se) different measures of unemployment" serves no purpose that I can see other than to sell an inaccurate storyline to the American people.