Know your enemy. Insidious man made inflation, created by Central bankers at the behest of their owners has destroyed our country.
Comparing the inflated cost of living today from 1950 to 2014: How declining purchasing power has hurt the middle class since 1950.
Inflation has a subtle eroding effect that impacts entire economies. In the United States, we have been fortunate to have relatively stable rates of inflation for two generations. Even in times of high inflation like the 1970s, people were able to adjust unlike places that experience uncontrolled inflation like Argentina is currently facing. Also, wages rose in tandem which helped buffer the pain of higher costs. Today however, inflation has eroded the purchasing power of the middle class. Only when we look at longer periods of time do we see the large impact inflation has on our ability to buy real goods and services. People found a piece comparing 1938 and 2013 prices on various goods and items to be enlightening. Since our middle class did not fully emerge until the end of World War II, it might be useful to compare the price of items back from 1950 to where things stand today. Has inflation had a big impact on our purchasing power since 1950?
1950 living versus that of 2014
It might be useful to first look at a few common items from 1950:
The average family income: $3,300
The average car cost: $1,510
The median home price: $7,354
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