living standard


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Recent Examples on the Web This is a considerable setback in the average American’s living standard. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 24 July 2022 To put it another way, the average American has seen his living standard fall sharply under the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer policy mix of unprecedented spending, easy money, more regulation and higher taxes. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 Monte Carlo simulations of your living standard outcomes. Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 Millennials, on the other hand, see the technology that for us was innovation not a long time ago as a living standard. Pablo Turletti, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 The new sanctions will severely impact the living standard of ordinary Russians. Peter Rutland, The Conversation, 1 Mar. 2022 That translates into a 5 percent hike in Joe's living standard year-in and year-out through the end of his days. Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 The reduced living standard had the greatest impact on lower-income Americans and older consumers, Richard Curtin, chief economist who worked on the survey, said in the statement. Lisa Kim, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 One of the most enduring, reality-resistant, mythologies of our world has been that of the Great Convergence: the idea that developing countries would converge in living standard with the Western middle class. Radu Magdin, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of living standard

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Living standard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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