Dec 27, 2014 ... ... term as president, asked, “Are you better off than you were four years ago? ...
By 1974, labor force participation rates were in the midst of a marked ... college
tuitions have risen more than three times as fast as inflation since 1974. ..... the
empirical evidence shows that more equal societies have better ....
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
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...
For example, if the Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows that prices increased ....
This is higher than in most of the recent years, but lower than existed during ...
Assume for example, that the price of gasoline were low in the 1982 to 1984
period. ..... Would each of the following be better off or worse off because of
Aug 14, 2015 ... The main economic data point put forth is that adjusted for inflation, ... And by
nearly all measures, we are much better off today than in the past. ... salaries,
shows that earnings have actually increased more than 45 percent since 1964. ...
Many of the "benefits" were unneeded when an adult family member ...
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 ... plus time off during your working years -- rose from 11 years in 1870 to
... But even adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage was less than...
Jul 16, 2015 ... People are no better off than they were in 2004 because wages have ... The
Office for National Statistics compared pay rises with inflation in ...
Apr 16, 2014 ... 'Hope of a better future' as wages rise faster than inflation ... Wages were up 1.7
per cent this February while official figures showed yesterday ... 0.9 per cent in
the public sector, figures from the Office for National Statistics show. ... Reagan's
famous question: "Are you better off than you were ...
Oct 26, 2015 ... Beginning in the 1970s, economic growth slowed and the income gap widened.
... The best survey data show that the top 3 percent of the distribution hold over ...
data as a measure of how the most well-off Americans are doing, and poverty, ....
Final statistics for tax year 2013 were released in August 2015.
If you are like me, your guesses were way off. ... It is fair to say that the newer car
is better than the older one (safer, more dependable, more ... The CPI is an
example of an index number, and this section introduces index numbers in