"In 1913, the average personal income was $621. Only 2 percent of the population was liable for the [income] tax between 1913 and 1915. Eighty percent of the returns were filed by people involved in business; 17 percent were in the professions, 3.3 percent in agriculture, and 0.5 percent were laborers. Businessmen reported 85 percent of the income and paid almost 90 percent of the revenues.
Given the level of incomes in those days, it was a tax aimed strictly at the richest people in the country. If the system were in place today, a single person making less than about $65,000* would pay no tax. A couple earning less than $86,000* would pay nothing. Incomes up to $430,000* would be in the 1 percent bracket. Someone would have to make $11 million* before paying the top 7 percent rate. In  dollars, the exemptions of 1913 would be worth $65,000* for single people and $86,000* for married couples."
Realist shit EVER
mIND YOU, HE WAS ONLY LIKE 17 AT THE TIME.
But he’s an idiot.
You DO use fucking algebra, all the time, you’re just too blockheaded to realize it.
For example, when you calculate sales tax, for MI t=x+0.06x (or 1.06x if you want to be short with it).
Or when you calculate a tip, t=.15x.
Algebra is just the ability to think about numbers in a non-concrete way, which we do all the fucking time and don’t you ever fucking claim that you don’t because if you didn’t then you wouldn’t be capable of functioning.
I don’t know about all of you but i learned all about police brutality, racism, apartheid, scams, and cults in history, i also learned about why people are hungry in economics and poli sci. Than again my school may have been influenced by the likes of this guy. But i wouldn’t go around pretending the government is hiding things from us because we dont have “Religious Cults 101”