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Failures at the Highest Levels, or the "This is Stupid, Right?" Thread

ElaroElaro ApologeticRegistered User regular
For when you encounter something that just makes you go "huh?" and "that can't be right...", but it's made by professionals, and professionals are never wrong, right? This is the thread for when you want to be sure you're not being gaslit by major companies, institutions, governments, and other organizations.

For example, I was browsing twitter the other day night just now, and, within the context of a tweet promoting raising the minimum wage, I came across this picture.

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And I was thinking... That can't be right, can it? Or rather, it's poorly explained. Because it seems like the takeaway is that the minimum wage back then was worth less than the minimum wage of today? Shouldn't inflation make the old minimum wage be worth more than today's minimum wage? I'm so confused, and in my confusion, I may have said something wrong on twitter.

Children's rights are human rights.

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
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    You're a gaslightin' piece of shit, chico? Did not know that about you.

    Children's rights are human rights.
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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I will point to the neighborhood thread and job thread

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited June 2019
    yeah I think they got their math or wording backwards
    today's minimum wage of $7.25 is the equivalent spending power of $6.11 in 2009 dollars

    BahamutZERO on
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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I make about 18 a hour now at the hell known to men but it feels like I make less than I did in the Corps

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