Thanks to Eric G. for this one. According to the Federal Reserve’s own Minneapolis Ninth District website, the U.S. Dollar has been devalued by 2,352% since the Federal Reserve came into existence in 1913. If you feel poorer, it’s because you are. What a Dollar bought then, takes $23.52 – or more than 3 hours of labor at minimum wage – to buy today. You can thank the Banksters.