## Comment Re:Sorry, Tim... (Score 4, Informative) 365

Today's dime was 1970's penny. 1970 prices:

McDonald's Hamburger 12 cents

Pepsi 10 cents

candy bar 5 cents

Cigarettes 25 cents

Gasoline 25 cents

Ajax Cleaner 15 cents

Alka Selzer 39 cents

Apples 14 cents per pound

Bananas 12 cents per pound

Bathroom Tissue 13 cents

Birds Eye Cool whip 38 cents

Campbells Tomato Soup 10 cents

Clorox bleach 38 cents

Dogs Food $1.00 for 12 cans

Fresh Beef Liver 49 Cents per pound

Frozen Vegetables 25 cents for 2 pks

Ground Round 79 Cents per pound

Head and Shoulder Shampoo 79 cents

Heinz ketchup 19 cents

Idaho Potatoes 98 cents for 10 pounds

Miniimum wage was $1.40. So why is it not $14 today? And why do pennies and nickles still exist?

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Stupid slashdot, those were spacers to make the post more readable. Now gone, idiots. Happy?