Nicole, your anecdata is totally correct, but underestimated because you don’t include purchasing power into your calculation. I wrote basically the same analysis, but made the comparisons between the opportunities of my mother’s generation, my generation, and my son’s (your) generation.

Millennials are totally justified in feeling the American Dream has been destroyed by “voodoo (trickle down) economics” to quote George HW Bush, the policies of St. Ronnie, and the abuses of Wall Street and big corporations.

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