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[–] worthlesshope 10 points -8 points (+2|-10) ago  (edited ago)

not exactly disagreeing with you but back then everyone was so much richer..

The price of food was worth more too, and money could be made easier so could jobs be found. Everyone could live in a house as well. An egg cost $1 each during gold rush times. That's $27 now days. You didn't need to belong to some farmer's union and be FDA approved to sell that egg either.

Me being unable to earn an income/get a job, or even simply sell things easily, while the money I have piled up is just eaten away by the government because of various required insurances, taxes and fines. And also unable to buy things I desire. I don't call that wealthy. Being able to live comfortably and happily with in current standards, is what I would call wealthy.

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[–] EdSnowden 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

LOL

LOL

LOL

Just no. The average person is richer than ever.

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[–] firex726 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

More like self sufficient and had less stuff to buy.

You'd farm your own food and buy cloths from a store to make curtains from, and then reuse them to turn into clothes.

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[–] worthlesshope 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yea that's more what I mean. But also the price of food was worth more too, and money could be made easier so could jobs. Everyone could live in a house as well. An egg cost $1 each during gold rush times. That's $27 now days. You didn't need to belong to some farmer's union and be FDA approved to sell that egg either.

Me being unable to earn an income/get a job, or even simply sell things easily, while the money I have piled up is just eaten away by the government because of various required insurances, taxes and fines. And also unable to buy things I desire. I don't call that wealthy.

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[–] anonnynonny 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Today.. RIGHT NOW.. You can go buy a patch of dirt in the middle of nowhere for a pittance, work your ass off to cut down trees to build your own shack with, shit in an outhouse, bathe with a bucket of rainwater twice a month, grow your own food, and you'd still have a better quality of life than the people back then.

The poorest people in our society today are better off than the "middle class" of back then in EVERY way.... And they are better off than the RICHEST people back then in many ways.

You speak like someone who has never lived in a rural community where there are 15 people with signs in their driveway advertising "yard eggs."

You speak from ignorance and/or laziness and take for granted the AMAZING gift you've been given by those "lucky rich bastards from the 1800s."

And comparing the price of perishable produce now (with refrigerated trucks) to what it was like during a unique circumstance of migrant workers who didn't take the farm with them is just ludicrous. They were LITERALLY PULLING MONEY OUT OF THE GROUND instead of carrots. And it cost a shit load of them their lives.

But everything was 100% grass-fed-organic-gmo-gluten-free so that explains the high price.