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11-13-2012, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur View Post
You're evidently still missing it. I really can't make this much simpler; however, you're derailing the thread, so I'll try one more example. Hopefully you'll be able to find a snappy LOLCat for your rebuttal.

Suppose that Millionaire A has $10 million in 1975, and has $500 today.

Millionaire B has $500 in 1975, and $10 million today.

Are you suggesting that these are equivalent? And that Millionaire A and Millionaire B has/had equal purchasing power?

But they're the same two years, right? Surely they could have bought the same amount of goods in total, right?
C'mon, that was at least a little funny

And it's not about what they have, it's about what they earned and that they each had exactly the same earning opportunities year to year.
The way it actually happened when both players were facing the exact same circumstances, opposition and factors, was like this...
163 vs 57
121 vs 69
65 vs 94
130 vs 99
48 vs 70
102 vs 149
97 vs 95
90 vs 102
62 vs 127

What you want to do is bring Adjusted stats in so you can do this...
146 vs 145
119 vs 144
108 vs 117
103 vs 99
101 vs 90
97 vs 76
70 vs 73
52 vs 61
47 vs 51

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