I'm sorry to bother you with this. I just looked up the time series for total private average hourly earnings, seasonally adjusted, in 1982 dollars on the BLS web site. It comes back that they've been more-or-less constant since 1964.
I'm floored. Is this right, or am I doing something wrong. I thought that real wages were generally higher today than in the past, ups & downs notwithstanding. Why are we better off today? (Better products & two wage households would be a start, I guess.) __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Free Pop-Up Blocker - Get it now http://companion.yahoo.com/