Socioecomic accounting of the Last Man

Things people could afford on one lower-middle class income in the 50s and 60s:

-Organic food

Things people can afford on one lower-middle class income today:

-Giant flatscreen TV
-Half the rent for a 2-bedroom apartment

Therefore we should be a bit less surprised at the way people are acting. They have no skin in the game of life at all, and a lot of skin in hyper-reality (i.e. ego-serving distractions).

I’d put lower middle class at the wages of a Ford line worker in 1955 and compare it favorably to an income of 20-40k today. I was recently challenged on this assertion. Very rude, you’re supposed to just see my head shape and listen in a trancelike state. It’s because I’m a ginger, isn’t it?

The comparison group we agreed to is a guy working on the line at Ford in 1955 who already has a family and saves up for a home in 5 years.

Couch surfing with my brahs for 2 months. Start sharing rent for $200/month. Keep up living below your means. Gain experience and trust. Move up or don’t. Move on if not appreciated. 3-5 years? Probably a good estimate. Certainly within 10. Now you’re ready for 1 or both. Especially with a 30yr mortgage, but possibly even without. Depends on how well you pinch them pennies.”

So your argument is that a person today can afford the 1955 list on 31k today, provided they go without those things until they’re making more money?

We should probably run the numbers on my end too to make sure I’m not full of shit (never happened before). However, the concept of “real wages” makes me pretty damn confident in my assertion.

1955 weekly wage was 100$. At the Rouge Ford plant. So 5200 a year. $5,200 in 1955 is worth $49,747.12 today.

For taxes: Call that an even 30% for ease and to account for state taxes. That’s $3,640 take home. $3,640 in 1955 is worth $34,822.98 today.

Moreover, the inflation occurred mostly in housing, food, and medical care costs: Those had average annual inflation rates of around 5% rather than 3%. The power of compound interest means those costs doubled every 15 years instead of every 24 years (rule of 72). Working backward, we can calculate that houses, food, and medical care cost doubled three times over a period when general inflation only doubled twice. That means, even speaking conservatively, we expect those things cost half as much in 1955 as they do now, proportional to other costs of living.

This doesn’t even cover the decreases in economic mobility, which logically implies less opportunity today than in 1955, not more.

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11 Responses to Socioecomic accounting of the Last Man

  1. bicebicebice says:

    Things people can afford on one lower-middle class income today:

    -Giant flatscreen TV

    -̶H̶a̶l̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶a̶ ̶2̶-̶b̶e̶d̶r̶o̶o̶m̶ ̶a̶p̶a̶r̶t̶m̶e̶n̶t̶
    *- One Whole treestump

    say no more

    • MM_ says:

      My van brings all the Instahoes to the forest
      And they’re like “Its better than your lowly stump”

      • Aeoli Pera says:

        I know this is Akuma but I’m leaving it anyway as a cautionary tale for NEETs.

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          Just to be clear: no, he’s not joking or trying to pass this off as MM living in a van down by the river. This is Akuma saying that real Sigmas live in vans down by the river, where they fuck bitchez.

          • Aeoli Pera says:

            This is what the end of the road looks like for you if you stay a NEET. After years of rationalization you will come to believe that it’s a sign of your superiority.

            • MM_ says:

              “This is what the end of the road looks like for you if you stay a NEET. After years of rationalization you will come to believe that it’s a sign of your superiority.”

              Whose to say Im not in high level training with all the money I’m saving from:
              -Not Paying rent
              -Not Paying utility bills
              -Not Paying property taxes (this also means I’m not financing the public education system)
              -Not paying income tax due making money in a Tax Haven
              -Having everything written off as a business expense for the business run out of the van. Said business is incorporated in a tax haven. (i.e. taking a girl on a date is marked in your books as a job interview with a prospective employee.)

              This is not NEET. This the Thal Life. One could in Theory Strap an Ion Drive to this van after its converted to survive in space, and fly to mars. I had plans for this with my truck until the suspension system went. Find a place to test the rockets is the hard part.

  2. Obadiah says:

    ^Gonna use this as tone-setting music when I get to the “Order of the Phoenix” (aka the Order of the Serpent) part of muh eventual HP megapoast. The whole thing is this fucking weird shadow intelligence network with initiations and codenames and comms and false-fronts and tunnels and stuff. The theme of the secret tunnel or hidden chamber is prevalent in HP.

    • Obadiah says:

      HP is designed to condition children that the dark castle is a magical school of witchcraft and wizardry.

  3. bicebicebice says:

    corona is the perfect scapegoat for “jewish rent is too high and the jewish concentration of imported niggers is too damn high” get your treestumps now instead of ten years from now only time I want to be a part of the 80/20-rule is the 80% of white people who lived in a treestump 100 years ago… the stockholm paper did a LOOKATMYINFOGRAPH and basically december 2028 the last person who was actually born here with two parents born here will have moved away from the city completely, if they remained they were old people abused at some nigger care home or were homosexual goys of some retarded indebted low-tier rural shithole plebs, we call these people Tattare because of their swarthy complexion but in american racial standing it would say “aryan” basically the city is a shithole that attracts subhumans, glad to see the same thing in the kwa or rather people catching on, white young people catching on realizing they can never make it in a nigger-kike ghetto shithole even if you get The Job one wrong move one wrong accusation and you are dead. That is poverty and not for white people but I digress…let the west burn in hell.

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