You would have to earn $380,000 per year to have the same wealth as your average gilded age peasant.

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Wages Have Decreased by 92% Over The Last 130 Years Since the Gilded Age:

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You are looking at the evidence right in front of you.

Admittedly the 92% figured is for the shit-hole known as LA.

If you use the US average, wages have only decreased by the following:

$72,000 after tax = roughly $126,000 / year before tax.

(1 – 30 / 126) = a decrease of 76%

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