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Monday, August 29, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

They call inflation the hidden tax. But it is not so hard to see where all the money went when you look back a few decades and compare a few prices.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings."

HINT: (1878-1967), was an American writer and editor best known for poetry.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Average wage for the workmen who dug the Erie canal: $1 and 1 quart of whiskey per day.

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The United States bought Alaska from Russia in 1867 for 2 cents an acre.

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It cost $3 million to build the Titanic and $100 million to make the movie.

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The price of a box of Girl Scout cookies when they debuted in 1936: 25 cents.

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Babe Ruth's salary in 1932 was $80,000. In 2005 Sammy Sosa's salary was $17 million.

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In 1920 the average check at a diner was 28 cents.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings."

ANSWER: Carl Sandburg.

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