Wealth

Rockefeller Really Was Way Richer Than You Are

Please stop comparing the average person of today to yesteryear's rich.

Yeah, I can pay my membership dues.

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Today's discussion involves a visit to the here-we-go-again files. The website Cafe Hayek, in a post titled "Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 Are Richer Than Was John D. Rockefeller in 1916," asks a seemingly simple question: What is the minimum amount of money that you would demand in exchange for going back to live as John D. Rockefeller did in 1916?

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