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The Great Enrichment – cost of household appliances version

we find that people at all income levels now have access to many more material possessions than they did in the 1980s. Moreover, there has been a narrowing of the gap between high and low-income classes in terms of ownership of these items.

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Politics - USA

Down and out in America in 2005 – Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox

For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in “poverty,” but the bureau’s definition of poverty differs widely from that held by most Americans.

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Politics - USA

Eye Candy: the GDP (PPP) per capita of OECD Administrative Units (UPDATED)

The countries I’ve filled in were about half of the OECD. The data is hard to get on administrative units elsewhere in the world (I got my data from the OECD website), but it was also hard to get for OECD states. 1,285 more words

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