Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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just for people who were not around in 1983: according to Wolfram Alpha's conversion based on the Consumer Price Index,
$1.50 in 1983 US dollars would be $3.70 today,
$2.65 would be $6.55.
you can check http://www.pintprice.com/region.php?/United_States/USD.htm where that would buy you a beer. Oh, the internet.
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