Lots has to do with the politicians allowing the off shoring of our manufacturing base to lower the labor and complying with the pollution costs doing business in the U.S A entails.
As a market economy, laws and regulations are designed to support business. The goal of a buisness is to maximize the wealth of the shareholders.Lots has to do with the politicians allowing the off shoring of our manufacturing base to lower the labor and complying with the pollution costs doing business in the U.S A entails.
Nah man, bring back the Middle Ages. All these weak *** kids today with their access to clean drinking water, electricity, non-monarchal governments, and newfangled antibiotics. None of them could survive a good ol’ fashion plague, famine, or medieval bloodletting.Bring back the DRAFT.
I’m a gen x’er. Born in 1969,grew up in the 70s. Best decade ever!!👍
Grew up in the 70's/80's (Gen Xer) and did many of those same things.Those of us that grew up in the 50’s and 60’s will remember the things we did that nobody will do nowadays.
Drinking from a garden hose.
Riding a bike with no helmet or pads. If you fell and skinned yourself up you went home so mom could scrub the wound and apply mercurochrome on it. Then you went back out and showed off your badge of courage.
Buying rolls of caps at the five and dime and stacking them up and hitting them with a rock or a hammer. Sometimes the sound was so loud it brought the grownups out to see if anyone had lost a limb or something.
Being able to run around everywhere and play especially during summer vacation. The usual rule was that when the streetlights come on it’s time to come in.
I don't think the politicians had anything to do with it. They're usually reactionary, they pass laws when the horse has already left the barn. It was cheaper to have stuff made in other countries and that's how you increased profits. They were just doing their jobs.Lots has to do with the politicians allowing the off shoring of our manufacturing base to lower the labor and complying with the pollution costs doing business in the U.S A entails.
The 70s were pretty tough with oil embargos and high inflation. Half of the 70s was the Vietnam mess winding down (for us) as well as Nixon and his shenanigans.I don't think it is even close. FWIW I was born in 1981
In the 70's/80's there were good jobs everywhere, school was cheap and you could buy a house for next to nothing. Now, none of that is really true. You can find a job right now but the question is how good is it, and you seem to need a degree in basket weaving to even be able to apply for anything. Then you're paying off student loans while making next to nothing. There is zero loyalty (from either side) anymore.
I was very lucky in that I was able to buy a home and get into the job market about 5-10 years before things went really sideways. I have no idea how someone in their 20's right now is supposed to make it in today's world without a serious amount of financial help. Learning a trade is almost certainly the way to go I would think.
And then they hold onto it and don't spend it. "Velocity of a dollar" is an important economic measure. Look at how peoples homes are more and more being owned by REITs with people leasing for life. This sort of situation doesn't end well...There is a whole lot of money out there for those smart/lucky enough to get it. A guy who put dog sweaters on amazon prime made tens of millions of dollars too.