After 10 years of mostly scientific work on understanding our human ecosystem, energy&stuff is IIER's first public outreach project. Given the very negative societal dynamics observed around the world, with hate and blame on the rise, we consider it relevant to instill a sense of reality into the discussion, hopefully supporting a different and more constructive dialogue moving forward.
Inflation-adjusted or "real" monetary values make it possible to compare money values over time. They often come with a year attached to it. For example, The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reports Gross Domestic Product in "2009 dollars." This means that all the values become comparable, with 2009 being the year of reference.