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Long-term Inflation: We're Better Off Than The Statistics Show - Forbes

www.forbes.com/sites/billconerly/2014/04/22/long-term-inflation-were-better-off-than-the-statistics-show/

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 ...

How do we measure whether Americans are better off than in the ...

blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/16/how-do-we-measure-whether-americans-are-better-off-than-in-the-past/

Jan 16, 2014 ... Are you better off than you were twenty years ago? ... These income figures all account for inflation. .... Household income data compiled by the US Census shows the percentage of households in the lower (under 25k/yr) and ...

Data reveal that the average working American is better off today ...

www.aei.org/publication/data-reveal-that-the-average-working-american-is-better-off-today-than-in-the-1950s-and-wage-stagnation-is-a-myth/

Jan 29, 2014 ... CPI is notorious for overstating inflation, and thus understating the ... at 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 ...

50 Reasons We're Living Through the Greatest Period in World ...

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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...

Chart Book: The Legacy of the Great Recession | Center on Budget ...

www.cbpp.org/research/economy/chart-book-the-legacy-of-the-great-recession

This chart book documents the course of the economy following that recession ... Economic activity as measured by real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP) ... that period, as federal, state, and especially local government were net job losers. ... Growth faster than that is necessary to close the output gap further.

Barack Obama tells Jon Stewart the economy, 'by every metric, is ...

www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/28/barack-obama/barack-obama-tells-jon-stewart-economy-every-metri/

Jul 28, 2015 ... "The economy, by every metric, is better than when I came into office." ... Inflation adjusted GDP per capita -- that is, all economic activity in the United ... The data show that 13.2 percent of Americans were living in poverty in March 2009. ... Donald Trump off-base in saying murders are up in New York Cit...

Have Most Economic Indicators Improved Under Obama? - Real ...

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Aug 4, 2014 ... President Obama says most economic metrics are better since he came ... to find an economic measure where we're not significantly better off. ... Yet it's also not that hard to find indicators that do not show the U.S. significantly better off. ... by a smaller percent than Mr. Obama: the brief presidency of Gera...

Are Americans Better Off than Their Parents? | Inequality.org

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Jul 18, 2012 ... ... don't square with Census Bureau statistics that show steep declines in ... Even in the Pew data only 59 percent of sons earn more than their ... adjusted for inflation, has more than doubled over the past 40 years. ... of families — and just 59 percent of males — are better off than their ... We're all screw...

If There's No Inflation, Why Are Prices Up So Much? | TIME.com

business.time.com/2013/03/12/if-theres-no-inflation-why-are-prices-up-so-much/

Mar 12, 2013 ... ... cartridges were already priced way above cost and official statistics show little general inflation, why had ink gone up 25% in less than a year ...

Data shows retirees better off today than 1950 - CBS News

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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 ...

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10 Charts Which Show We Are Much Worse Off Than Just Before ...

www.washingtonsblog.com

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.

Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? - Slide Show

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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 you ...

Are we really any better off than we were? - BBC News

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Jan 24, 2014 ... The government has released figures which claim to show that real take-home ... But now we know that CPI inflation has fallen to 2%, we can ...