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Yes.  This isn't something new. In places like Detroit and other parts of the Rust Belt, prices have been like this since the mid 1990s at least.  That's as far back as I can personally remember, but I would say that it's been even longer.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue May 17th, 2011 at 08:55:42 AM EST
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