It's easy to be negative these days, what with the economy in the crapper . . . and all that turmoil in Egypt. But a lot of the things people complain about just aren't backed up by statistics. Here's a list from "Cracked" of the top four.
#1.) Everything Is So Expensive. In 1950, you could get a decent car for $500, and gas was about 25 cents a gallon. But you have to put that in perspective:
A low-end job in the service industry only paid a dollar an hour. So even though you could get a steak for 50 cents, that was a lot.
The truth is, when you adjust for inflation, the prices of most things have stayed pretty much the same. And some things have gotten a lot cheaper.
For example, in 1954 a high-end color TV . . . with a 15-inch screen . . . cost around $1,300, which was half a year's salary for some people.