True prices measured in gold
The website PricedInGold.com measures how much things would cost you in gold.
This final note, which will appeal to the Ron Paul fans out there. His best-known saying is "end the Fed," of course, followed closely by, "it's only money if you pull it out of the ground." By which he means gold.
Anyway, I clicked on college tuition and it turns out that, if you're paying in gold, a year at Yale University costs about the same today as it did in 1900. One kilogram.
'Course, today there's that price of gold thing to deal with. Today, 'bout $1,700 an ounce.