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    It might be interesting, next to the wage from 1973, to show the price of a gallon of gas or a gallon of milk in 1973, to show what that wage would actually buy for you.

    •  Min. wage in '73 (2+ / 0-)
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      I Lurked For Years, MRA NY

      1.60  Equivalent minimum today would be 8.37

      Gas was .39/gal (equivalnet to 1.99 today),
      milk 1.31/gal (equivalent 6.63 today)

      In '74 min wage went up to $2, gas was at .54/gal  (equal to 2.75 today) because of the oil embargo.

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:52:02 PM PDT

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