Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Steve Austin is The 26 Million Dollar Man

Nope, not a misprint! Today in the TVSquad blog, even the venerable Steve Austin has been bit by the inflation bug. Now, tongue firmly in cheek, they examine what inflationary costs would do to our present SMDM. This is according to, using tools from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they were able to put estimates not only the inflation adjusted costs but the actual cost in today's world. The six million dollars that it cost to make the former astronaut stronger and faster in 1974 would actually be an inflation-adjusted $26 million dollars today. Factor in the actual cost of the bionic parts, more than $100 million, and Steve would probably be stronger, not faster. I can see at these prices, Steve would be phased out for some Predator drones...

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