|GR: still confused
Written by Zoe
(10/24/2003 8:38 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: not JA's minimum, penned by Barbara
In P&P, isn't 2000 a year what the Bennetts have? Or am I completely wrong? It seems as though there was a discussion about this some time ago on the P&P board, about how they had a relatively large amount but could just barely make it stretch. It seems like 2000 was the amount mentioned in the thread, but I really can't remember where their income is mentioned in the book.
In regard to the original question, I wonder what inflation was back then? I wonder if the changing nature of business due to the Industrial Revolution increased inflation, which is why the incomes mentioned seem so low compared to the incomes JA mentions. All speculation of course!
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