Thursday, October 23, 2008

For $150K

Full disclosure: I like clothes. A lot.

And if I were in front of people every day, being photographed and videotaped, I would want to look well put-together. Flawless, even. Especially if I were engaged in a nationwide election.

(I would also argue that a man could wear the same suit more often than a woman and, as a unfortunate corollary, men own/buy fewer pairs of shoes.)

That said ... the median value of an owner-occupied home in the state of Tennessee is $123,100. In Shelby County, the median value of an owner-occupied home is $126,800.

The median household income in Shelby County in 2006 was $41,175.

For $150,000, roughly, you could send six students to the University of Memphis for four years.

And last night, I got a shirt at Old Navy for $1.99.

Just for a comparison.

2 comments:

Polar Donkey said...

If you had $150,000 and were only buying $1.99 shirts, you could wear a different shirt everyday for 206 years and 6 months. Or you could give 75,376 of your closest friends a new shirt.

marycash said...

"Or you could give 75,376 of your closest friends a new shirt."

Yeah, but I'm too selfish to do that. Plus, I don't even have 75,376 friends on Facebook.