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Old 10-25-2016, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Like I said today, someone mentioned Boko Haram but even with Boko Haram slaughtering everyone in NE Nigeria. Africa as a whole is a million times safer than just a few decades ago. Same with Asia and these are the two most populous continents in the world.
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:43 PM
 
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1980s

>Left the malaise of the 70s behind, optimistic vibe in society,
>low energy prices for most of decade left room for mucho moolah for the average wage earner,
>stock market strongly positive; up til '87 crash it quadrupled ( I made a lot of $$$$ myself),
>globalization hadn't yet laid waste to jobs - the word "china" was never seen in the pages of newspapers at that time,

Best decade ever.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:53 PM
 
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1980s

>Left the malaise of the 70s behind, optimistic vibe in society,
>low energy prices for most of decade left room for mucho moolah for the average wage earner,
>stock market strongly positive; up til '87 crash it quadrupled ( I made a lot of $$$$ myself),
>globalization hadn't yet laid waste to jobs - the word "china" was never seen in the pages of newspapers at that time,

Best decade ever.
How were the 70ies?
What "malaise" exactly are you talking about?
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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The nineties were horrible time in Russia, comparable only with the post-WWII times.
So nope, not the 90ies, if we are talking about "the world."
In the U.S crime rates were through the roof and our president at the time was getting it on in the oval office.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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In the U.S crime rates were through the roof and our president at the time was getting it on in the oval office.
crime rates were falling the entire decade
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:44 PM
 
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Wikipedia
Having lived in Florida, I sensed you were wrong. Here are the violent crime stats for FL by year.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement - Violent Crime

I didn't look at the rest of the states you mentioned, but generally US crime has been in decline since it peaked during the crackfest of the 1980's, 2016 notwithstanding.
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:14 PM
 
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How were the 70ies?
What "malaise" exactly are you talking about?
Malaise is exactly the word Jimmy Carter used to describe the situation in the US. It was a time of layoffs, factory closings, inflation, stagflation, urban decay, Watergate, Vietnam, oil shortages, protests, and strikes.

Internationally, it was worse. There was Pol Pot, war between India and Pakistan, the Soviet-Afghan war began and there were multiple civil wars throughout Asia and Africa. South America had the Dirty War. Africa had Idi Amin and much Hell all over the continent. The UK had a terrible recession in the 70's and economies worldwide were sputtering.

It would be hard to argue in favor of the 70's as the best decade since WWII.
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Honolulu
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This decade...

The problems we deal with today in the world are so over hyped by the media that most would think we are living in h3ll...

600 years of war and peace, in one amazing chart - Vox

The world is not falling apart: The trend lines reveal an increasingly peaceful period in history.
Thank you for bringing some sense and perspective to this thread. I've seen a similar graphic to the one on the Vox website but I think the one I saw went all the way back to the year 0 but it painted a similar picture with regard to organized conflict around the world. Partly for this reason I believe this decade right now is the best decade since WWII. Sure we have our problems but even a lot of our problems, such as the racial tension in the US, can be viewed as progress IMO. No doubt the prevalence of the internet and its worldwide reach has greatly influenced the perception of reality for the average person.
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Old 10-27-2016, 05:14 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Sure we have our problems but even a lot of our problems, such as the racial tension in the US, can be viewed as progress IMO. No doubt the prevalence of the internet and its worldwide reach has greatly influenced the perception of reality for the average person.
The U.S. is mainly a case of first world problems writ large.

The so-called poor in the U.S. would not be considered poor in most other places in the world. They probably wouldn't even have been considered poor 50 years ago in our own country.
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:56 PM
 
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