you're playing the dumbass today aren't youThey should move to the country there's a house down the street near a creek, 2BR for $50k and ready to move in (no work needed). Plus the KwikMart is hiring. Mortgage will be about $150 a month; if you work parttime at the gas station for minimum wage, you still got cash left over.
if you're working part time at the gas station you don't get health insurance and are on the hook for an additional 160/mo in health insurance premiums. add $200 for food, whatever car maintenence costs, and your $942.50 (pre-tax) doesn't look so rich. if the kwikmart stops giving you hours, or you realize that your shit house is full of black mold, well, sounds like you're just fucked.
"real wages stopped rising in 1972" is like a cliche at this point but jesus, not that hard to see why people would get blackpilled by a loss of any belief in the future. keep in mind that it's impossible to simultaneously hold that stagnation causes deaths of despair and that nobody cares about absolute changes in wealth, only relative ones.