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  •  part of me flinches, (6+ / 0-)

    but then I remember the early 60's, when the "Fair Bear" wage (around the UC campus) was $1.65/hour, gas was 30 cents/gallon, a small apartment was $65/month and you could often buy 10 lbs of chicken wings at the CoOp for $1.00.  In fact there was a CoOp Cookbook titled "Dollar Dinners" . . . (they served four).

    Back when a penny was worth something (although the "penny postcard" was already two cents to mail . . .)

    Ya think maybe this "inflation" thing is just all fu**ed up?

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 08:35:09 PM PDT

    •  All Time High for Min Wage Is $10.50 in Today's (3+ / 0-)
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      tardis10, gerrilea, JayRaye

      dollars, reached in 1968.

      "Two hours of pushing broom
      Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room" --Roger Miller.

      That would be a $7 / day room.

      Do you think you could buy housing for 2 hours of janitorial work today?

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 08:50:14 PM PDT

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