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In 1980 a gallon of gasoline cost $1.19. Today it’s $3.41, a 2.7% annual increase. But undergraduate tuition has risen nearly three times as fast: 6.7% a year at public colleges, for an increase of nearly 1,400%. The greatest assault on middle-class America’s prosperity may be the relentless, four-decade-long inflation…

Number of the Day

Marker Number of the Day: 3x — How much cheaper a 16-pound turkey is in 2020 than it was in 1935 (Source: Future Human)
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3x: That’s how many times the price of a 16-pound turkey has fallen in the last 85 years, from $61 in 1935 (adjusted for inflation) to $19.39 today, according to data from the USDA and the American Farm Bureau survey, as reported by Future Human.

Farmer Georgie writes on Future…

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$1.50 — That’s the cost of a hot dog and a soda at Costco’s food courts — a price that hasn’t changed since the 1980s
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$1.50: That’s the cost of a hot dog and a soda at Costco’s food courts — a price that hasn’t changed since the 1980s.

Numbers that stand perfectly still don’t usually attract attention, but Costco’s $1.50 deal has attracted a flurry of interest lately precisely because the big-box giant has…

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