Did businesses as we see them today start in the 1980s?

Lowe's, Home Depot, Grocery Stores, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, health cares, daycare centers, the way we educate, the way of technology and life all over the World, the World News, crimes that we commit, advertising markets, the music that we listen to today on the radio, the way we defend for ourselves, appliances that we use such as house fans that keep our air in our homes, computers, basically the lifestyle that we as humans live today, did all this start in the 1980s?

Asked By: - 2/3/2012
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Those businesses on your list are actually subsidiaries of other businesses and mergers. During the 1960's and 70's there were a few successful boycotts that put a financial dent in a few long standing US Corporations. After that, these corporations diversified and spent their profits on smaller businesses and got... More
Answered By: ♥Dee W. - 2/3/2012
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no what the f**k
Answered By: ? - 2/3/2012
No, all of those things you mentioned came around at different times.
Answered By: pab - 2/3/2012
Nope. The system that would most resemble what we do today began around 1600 AD, and was called the East India Company. It started as a royal writ in 1599. A large amount of the laws that came about, like allowing mergers and holding companies, occured during the 19th century.
Answered By: ? - 2/3/2012
You must not be very old, every thing you mention has been in the works longer than 30 years. What do you think we Senior Citizens are, cave dwellers?
Answered By: ? - 2/3/2012
What an odd question. What would make you think that everything we do, started in the 80's ? This is one of those questions that makes me go "Huh??"
Answered By: ? - 2/3/2012
Yes, you are right...technically, nothing existed before you were born.
Answered By: Get In Line - 2/3/2012
No that is just not true.
Answered By: jonds - 2/3/2012
Of course not. Were you born in the 1980s and wonder if life evolved from that point? It was an evolutionary process which has become more efficient in some ways and deteriorated in other ways.
Answered By: Hale - 2/3/2012
Yes Ben, it started in the 1980s. Everything in the whole universe in fact, owes its very existence to the 1980s. You see, We Built This City On Rock And Roll.
Answered By: MishMash, Marque 2 - 2/3/2012
I remember going to K-mart in the early 70's and it was around way before then, as were most of what you listed. Going to the shopping mall on a regular basis started in the 80's and credit card use sky rocketed.
Answered By: Patti - 2/3/2012
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