Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius
fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3
Let’s also talk about inflation for a second?
The annual tuition in 1970 for Yale was $2,550. With inflation, tuition should cost $15,632 in 2014. This makes tuition THREE times higher!
The minimum wage for 1970 was $1.45. With inflation, minimum wage SHOULD BE $8.89! According to (x), only THREE states have a minimum wage that meets and/or exceeds this!
This is what’s wrong. It’s not us. Look at the facts.
as a Canadian, I can say with 100% honesty that this is accurate
the fuckers have literally chased me down a fucking street
take your geese back, canada
#i think that every night#geese just stand outside the windows of the canadian people#and absorb all their anger#this is why canadians are so nice#and geese are the most evil things to walk the planets
Hagrid Hagrid Potter, you were named after the onLY GUY IN MY LIFE WHO LOOKED OUT FOR ME WITH ZERO ULTERIOR MOTIVES HE LITERALLY JUST CARED ABOUT ME BECAUSE HE WAS A GENUINELY NICE PERSON AND HE DESERVES SOME RECOGNITION FOR THAT