Inflation calculator

The Columbia Journalism Review has put up an inflation calculator: pick a year (1800-2002), enter a dollar amount, pick a target year (1995-2002) and it’ll tell you what the buying power of your dollar figure is in target-year-dollars, adjusted for inflation. Pat points out the value of this for writers — if I were going to attempt a work of historical fiction, I know where I’d turn… Link Discuss (Thanks, Pat!)