Historical U.S. Economic Growth


Real GDP/Capita Growth Has Been Consistent



Consistent Growth Does Not Mean Constant Growth



The Great Recession Slowed Growth



Two Big U.S. Wage Drops Hurt
German and Japanese Competition Caused Drop #1
Southeast Asia, NAFTA and Illegal Imagists Caused Drop #2



But The Good Old Days Were Expensive
Does $5,800 = $5,800?


1964 TV's Were
Really Big and Really Expensive
and Everyone had a Sunburn

Today's TV Screens are Bigger, Set Is Smaller With a Much Better Picture
and Look at All the Extra Stuff You Get Today!