November 30, 2007

Inflation – 1950 Dollar Worth Only 12 Cents Today

Filed under: $Inflation$$$,$Money$ ToBeFree,Freedom • ToBeFree — Jeff Fenske @ 6:53 pm
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From: Opening page of The Inflation Report (contains 14 charts)

Inflation Report
By Michael Hodges – email
updated Sept. 2007
– a chapter of the Grandfather Economic Reports



– a dollar in 1950 will buy only 12 cents worth of goods today, 88% less than before –

Inflation in my adult years increased average prices 1,000% or more –
example 1: a postage stamp in the 1950s cost 3 cents; today’s cost is 41 cents – 1,266% inflation;
example 2: a gallon of 90 Octane full-service gasoline cost 18 cents before; today it is $3.05 for self-service – 1,870 % inflation;
example 3: a house in 1959 cost $14,100; today’s median price is $213,000 – 1,400% inflation;
example 4: a dental crown used to cost $40; today it’s $1,100 – 2,750% inflation;
example 5: an ice cream cone in 1950 cost 5 cents; today its $2.50 – 4,900% inflation;
example 6: monthly government Medicare insurance premiums paid by seniors was $5.30 in 1970; its now $93.50 – 1,664% inflation; (and up 70% past 5 years)
example: several generations ago a person worked 1.4 months per year to pay for government; he now works 5 months.
And in the past, one wage-earner families lived well and built savings with minimal debt, many paying off their home and college-educating children without loans. How about today?

Few citizens know that a few years ago government changed how they measure and report inflation, as if that would stop it – – but families know better when they pay their bills for food, medical costs, energy, property taxes, insurance and try to buy a house.

Is inflation a threat to society? Consider this famous quote:
“There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.” Lord John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), renowned British economist.

Inflation is the loss of a constant purchasing value of the dollar,
caused by an increase out of ‘thin air’ of the supply of money and debt creation by the financial system

See Entire Article & Charts

Related: All of my posts on INFLATION


  1. What would 140K in 1956 be worth today?


    Comment by Enfopedia — March 2, 2008 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  2. Its the master plan to force our populations into poverty and slavery. Combined the top 1% percent own more than the bottom 90% population all put together and the gap is still growing. This “economic slowdown” caused by the rich now means that the burdon of the USA’s massive dept has been given to the people to pay, meaning eash person in america will be forced to pay the debt currently at $52000 per citizen! We must stop this before the freedom and liberty of the world is extinguished by the growing oligarchy!


    Comment by Ian Wilson — June 29, 2010 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

  3. I can’t believe this crap.


    Comment by brownkevin — May 20, 2011 @ 8:16 am | Reply

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