Just for comparison: In 1965, singles were .49 and albums were $3.99-$4.99 - but often on sale. A teacher made 2.65$ per hour on average. Volkswagen's Beetle was 1770$. Sirloin steaks were 89 cents per pound. You could resell your records as you wanted. Nowadays, an iTunes album is on average 14.99$, but you can't resell it, which heavily reduces its "ownership(sic)" value. Movies are even more badly broken. I'm afraid to see "offline credit" coming.