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Old 11-27-2014, 06:59 AM
 
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Back then you'd be recruited right out of high school into a factory job. There you would receive training and stay for 30-40 years. At the end you'd be given a pension and a golden watch thanking you for your hard work and service.
If you went to college you'd be guaranteed a middle class job or a management job with little to no experience.
If you got a MBA you'd basically be qualified for a middle management/senior management job and the world would be your oyster.
Labor unions existed and job security was universal.
People back then dreamed of a better tomorrow. Sure history books say everyone constantly freaked out about nuclear war but lets be frank in saying that was mostly BS. It was slightly worrisome but nowhere near obsessive. The opportunities were endless and no job was a dead.
The chrome studded cars, diners, and drive in theaters that no longer exist serviced people after a rough day on the job. People there would know your name and care enough to listen to you talk about your day.
Your neighbors weren't lawsuits waiting to happen and genuinely cared. If someone messed with your house the whole neighborhood would condemn whoever did it.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Houston
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It was great to be a white man back then.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: USA
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I think we can. But it would have to come with drastic change. There'd have to be a large movement for something like that to happen.


We don't have a lack of resources in this country despite what some want you to think.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Ummmm......the 1950s saw two recessions, 1953/1954 and again in 1958.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Back then you'd be recruited right out of high school into a factory job. There you would receive training and stay for 30-40 years. At the end you'd be given a pension and a golden watch thanking you for your hard work and service.
If you went to college you'd be guaranteed a middle class job or a management job with little to no experience.
If you got a MBA you'd basically be qualified for a middle management/senior management job and the world would be your oyster.
Labor unions existed and job security was universal.
People back then dreamed of a better tomorrow. Sure history books say everyone constantly freaked out about nuclear war but lets be frank in saying that was mostly BS. It was slightly worrisome but nowhere near obsessive. The opportunities were endless and no job was a dead.
The chrome studded cars, diners, and drive in theaters that no longer exist serviced people after a rough day on the job. People there would know your name and care enough to listen to you talk about your day.
Your neighbors weren't lawsuits waiting to happen and genuinely cared. If someone messed with your house the whole neighborhood would condemn whoever did it.

Not with the New World Order in full steam forward.

Right after WW-II there was a lot of patriotism, and socialist communism was a bad thing.
Today the socialist tell us all we cannot hate anything. We must conform to the masters, lowering the bar, so we are no better than the rest.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:28 AM
 
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ummmm......the 1950s saw two recessions, 1953/1954 and again in 1958.
2001/2008, 1994, 1987, 1982, 1980, 1973....
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Houston
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We could try nuking all our competitor nations in international trade and then selling them stuff to rebuild.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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To have the economy of the 50's, you would have to allow the pollution of the 50's,and the low regulatory environment of the 50's and the relatively closed borders/import restrictions of the 50's. China understands this and is operating accordingly.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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I think so. We should go back to the marginal tax rates of 90% that were in force during the Eisenhower Administration and apply them to the upper 1%. It is no surprise that today more and more economist are advocating a return to the Eisenhower tax rates. Wealth disparity is a huge problem for the third world and it should not be a problem for us. A nation is strongest and probably more optimistic and stable when the differences between the middle class and the richest Americans are more proportionate.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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I think so. We should go back to the marginal tax rates of 90% that were in force during the Eisenhower Administration and apply them to the upper 1%. It is no surprise that today more and more economist are advocating a return to the Eisenhower tax rates. Wealth disparity is a huge problem for the third world and it should not be a problem for us. A nation is strongest and probably more optimistic and stable when the differences between the middle class and the richest Americans are more proportionate.
I'm okay with those rates while I'm still poor. But once I start having a net worth that gets heavily taxed by those rates I will be against it.
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