National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #108 for Monday, October 6, 2014 directs us towards Contemplation. That’s Contemplation, not Contempt, although that might be a likely Word to use for this historical Fact that is:
On Thursday, October 6, 1949 (65 years ago), Iva Toguri D’Aquino (also known as: Tokyo Rose, the pro-Japanese Wartime Broadcaster) was convicted of Treason and sentenced to 10 years in prison with a $10,000 Fine. In those earlier days, $10,000 went a longer ways – further than it does today. Imagine if Iva had received that Money instead to spend for NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY, had NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY been around back then. Considering I was not born till Saturday August 9, 1952 and I didn’t create NSD till 1994, that would have been immaterial to the Case as those Legal Beagles would tell us. However,
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Only because: A Dollar just ain't what it used to be.
DollarTimes.com’s Inflation Calculator tells its Readers & Visitors the relative buying power of a Buck in the USA between any 2 years from 1914-2014. By clicking in the designated years, we find that:
$1.00 in 1949 had the same buying power as $9.67 in 2014.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.55%.
Therefore, a Dollar saved is a Dollar earned and Splurging back in the mid-1900s (before Fast Food Chains, High Technology & all things robotized) kicked in covers a vast Spectrum of Splurge that is interesting to ponder and wonder about.
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