Courtesy of Harvard professor Niall Ferguson in Vanity Fair:
The motto “In God we trust” was added to the dollar bill in 1957. Since then its purchasing power, relative to the consumer price index, has declined by a staggering 87 percent.
That’ll make you laugh for a few seconds before you curl back up into the fetal position and get depressed again.
(Thanks to Lexi for the quotation!)
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