"Look at the difference: In 1977 I bought a small house in Portland Oregon for $24,000. At the time I was earning $5 per hour working at a large auto parts store. I owned a 4 year old Chevy Nova that cost $1,500. Now, 36 years later that same job pays $8 an hour, that same house costs $185,000 and a 4 year old Chevy costs $10,000. Wages haven’t kept up with expenses at all. And, I should point out that that $5 an hour job in 1977 was union and included heath benefits."
— an anonymous online commenter on the current economy. (via han-nara)
Well THERE YOU GO.
"My heart wants roots. My mind wants wings. I cannot bear their bickerings."
— E. Y. Harburg (via rainydaysandblankets)
(Source: wanderlunds, via altiusaltius)