Apr 22, 2014 ... Some say not, but they are basing their conclusions on bad inflation data. A
typical study looks at something like average earnings or median ...
Jan 29, 2014 ... Looking at just average hourly wages — adjusted for inflation using the ... data,
working Americans are clearly better off today than they were in the 1950s. ... The
chart shows significant reductions in the “time cost” of 11 basic ...
Jan 24, 2014 ... Only when wages are rising faster than inflation will living standards rise. ...
account, the government says 90% of people were better off over the period. ...
The latest figures actually show that earnings increased by just 0.9%, ...
Jan 29, 2014 ... We're better at diagnosing, treating, preventing, and curing disease than ever
before. ... here are 50 facts that show we're actually living through the greatest
period in ... If the traffic mortality rate had not declined, 37,800 more Americans ...
But even adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage was less than...
Jun 25, 2014 ... Data shows retirees better off today than 1950 ... In 1950, 45 percent of men age
65 and older were still working. ... Adjusted for inflation, that $29 translates to
$280 in 2012 dollars, which means that the average Social ...
So, are you better off? Are we better off? Consider the following measures of
individual and national economic growth throughout the last four years to help
May 2, 2016 ... Are College Graduates Better Off Today Than in the Past? ... We used two
deflators – the CPI-E (this one includes fuel and food, to be fair) and the PCECPI.
.... been that college grads in prior years were better off than today.
Jun 16, 2015 ... People Aren't Better Off Than Income Trends Show ... therefore understate how
much true inflation-adjusted income has risen over time. ... actually have people
who are alive right now who were in their adulthoods in 1980.
Oct 26, 2015 ... The years from the end of World War II into the 1970s were ones of ... The best
survey data show that the top 3 percent of the distribution hold over half of all
wealth. ... no single source of data is better for all purposes than the others). ... a
measure of how the most well-off Americans are doing, and poverty, ...
Mar 22, 2015 ... So does that make us better off or worse off? ... Were you aware that the rate of
homeownership in the United States has fallen to ... #9 Inflation.