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YearConsumer
Product
Index
19002500
19012500
19022600
19032700
19042700
19052700
19062700
19072800
19082700
19092700
19102800
19112800
19122900
19132970
19143010
19153040
19163270
19173840
19184510
19195180
19206000
19215360
19225020
19235110
19245120
19255250
19265300
19275200
19285130
19295130
19305000
19314560
19324090
19333880
19344010
19354110
19364150
19374300
19384220
19394160
19404200
19414410
19424880
19435180
19445270
19455390
19465850
19476690
19487210
19497140
19507210
19517780
19527950
19538010
19548050
19558020
19568140
19578430
19588660
19598730
19608870
19618960
19629060
19639170
19649290
19659450
19669720
196710000
196810420
196910980
197011630
197112150
197212540
197313320
197414790
197516140
197617070
197718180
197819560
197921780
19800
19810
19820
19830
19840
19850
19860
19870
19880
19890
19900
19910
19920
19930
19940
19950
19960
19970
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19990
20000
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20100

Consumer Price Index:
The US Census Bureau maintains a time series, E-135: Consumer Price Indexes (all items) from 1800 to 1970.
Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, Part 1
E. Prices and Price Indexes: Series E-135; p.211 (pdf)



Why Stuck on Stupid?

Seventy years ago the leaders of both US political parties turned away from the policies that had created an economic powerhouse we call the Roaring Twenties. For ten long years Americans suffered through wrenching economic dislocations: deflation, inflation, a four-year economic contraction, endless unemployment, mindless political experiments, and ruthless attacks on businessmen for political gain as their leaders stayed Stuck on Stupid.

Today, after a twenty-five year economic boom, Americans are once more faced with a political elite that wants to monkey with success. It wants to raise tax rates. It wants to restrict trade. It wants to increase government power.

It‘s time to look back and remind ourselves how it came to be, starting in 1929, that America got itself Stuck on Stupid. Otherwise it could happen again.

1929-1939: “A Decade that will live — in stupidity.”

 

presented by Christopher Chantrill
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