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 Post subject: Poor Henry
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:21 am 
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Aaron later became a prosperous auto dealer in Atlanta, but with an estimated $200,000 salary in 1973, he drove a Chevrolet Caprice that "gets me around." -- NYT


It seems to me that anyone making $200,000 today could afford something better than an ordinary Chevy. In 1973, of course, $200,000 went a lot farther than it does now. According to an inflation calculator that I don't really understand:


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What cost $200000 in 1973 would cost $883079.99 in 2005. Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2005 and 1973,they would cost you $200000 and $45296.01 respectively.


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:50 pm 
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And may I add, 755 home runs in 1976 would be worth about 940 home runs in 2006.


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