Medical care used to be a lot cheaper but "doctor bills" still had to be paid.
Back in the 50's Doctors drove Cadillacs and Lincolns, they lived in nicer houses than the rest of us and their kids had better toys.

We have suffered a quiet inflation, fueled mostly by technology, where everything costs many times what it used to. The only thing that hasn't gone up is wages.

Didn't they used to call that stagflation?

I call it end stage capitalism.
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