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How come the economy is worse off than it was in the 1950s/1960s?

In those days the economy was strong, the future was bright, and people were happy. You could get a job without even trying, one that actually paid well (none of that unlivable wage crap). Every time I look at my 1964 Impala it brings to my head a rush of how things used to be. Sprawling suburbs where I used to ride my Schwinn through and receive smiles and waves as I rolled by seeing all the happy families that once resided there, I see the beautiful architecture of diners, the drive in movies where people socialized and laughed after a hard day at school or work, I see neighbors laughing and having a good time and all the love and happiness we once had. Then when the images fade I see the once beautiful suburbs turn back into decaying ghettos you can't drive through without locking your doors and receiving ugly mugs while driving through, I see the once shining chrome lined diners decaying away, the drive in theaters now barren and abandoned while the hoards of teenagers who would have been there have now formed gangs, and all the paranoid and hateful neighbors who would have been kind in a different era. I look at all we've lost and feel a great creeping sadness knowing it'll never return. We now live in a broken country with a broken economy and a grim future. A small computer/telephone or a toy like the internet won't change these facts. Medicine may have improved but is it really worth living in such a barren (culturally) world? The future nowadays is so dark anyway, there is more of a chance now than ever that there may not be a tomorrow. I thought the civil rights movement and women's rights would bring a bright new age!

Asked By: Old School - 1/23/2013
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Because men got off their asses and went to work,some of them held two jobs . And raised their families... More
Answered By: doug g - 1/23/2013
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to long and i dont really care the worlds fcked up. nothing we can really do about it
Answered By: Ryan - 1/23/2013
 
Greed and nothing else War takes greed and money Politics take greed and money Huge Companies take greed and money
Answered By: TBT - 1/23/2013
 
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