Rubies and diamonds, and _The Man Who Would be King_

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu May 31 02:23:37 UTC 2007

At 5/30/2007 09:57 PM, Lon L. wrote:
>   The amount of inflation since 1739 does interest me, however.  I
> was once told (1988) that U.S. inflation since the 1870s grew by a
> factor of about 40. Later I heard it was more like 20.

I could probably drum up (now what recess did that expression come
from?  And OED2 only has it for preparing a meal!) a list of sources,
Jon, if you're interested.


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