Adventures of P. Sparkle Unicorn

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In 1900, to buy a dozen eggs, it took a little bit more than an hour’s worth of work for the average person. You were making about 21 cents an hour, and a dozen eggs cost about 23 cents. So that was a lot of work to serve your family a dozen eggs. So just to understand how much the prices have actually fallen over time, the typical wage now is about $23 an hour, and eggs are, you know, $1.69, maybe $2 depending on what you’re buying.

So it takes a fraction of your hour. You can make enough money to buy a dozen eggs in a matter of minutes these days.

Marilyn Geewax, NPR’s senior business editor

For some reason, I can’t stop thinking about this quote. Chewy. —Sarah

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Olivia Palermo outside the 2012 Valentino Haute Couture Show in Paris

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Olivia Palermo outside the 2012 Valentino Haute Couture Show in Paris