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Old 10-27-2016, 07:45 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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crime rates were falling the entire decade
Yes crime rates did decline but they were still really high, and are lower today.

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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.
The uproar over the iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack was a pretty big and eye opening example imo, i couldn't believe how entitled those people are that they could get so passionate about a stupid little electronic.
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Old 10-28-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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The uproar over the iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack was a pretty big and eye opening example imo, i couldn't believe how entitled those people are that they could get so passionate about a stupid little electronic.
You forgot to mention the debate about which bathrooms transgenders should be allowed to use.
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:46 PM
 
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I would agree with the 1990s for the western developed world.


The 2000s were also quite good for Canada. Much better than for many western countries who seemed to have more turmoil, unrest and economic downturns. We were spared most of that.
due to the huge commodities boom of that decade , australia was an even bigger beneficiary and completely escaped the global recession of 2008 to 2010
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:49 PM
 
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Well the 1950s meant the US was far ahead in living standards and economy compared to the rest of the world.

1980s well there was a recession in the early part of the 1980s, yet even so the cold war ended before the end of the decade.

1990s was an era of economic expansion, and with it lowering poverty rates. It also saw the massive expansion of the internet.
1950,s was probably the peak for ordinary working americans , you didnt need a college education to earn a good living and your job wasnt going to be outsourced to asia , the factory floor was more important than wall st
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:51 PM
 
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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."
yeah the place was being asset stripped by various jews , beit american or russian born
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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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.
the poor in the usa would be considered very poor in most of western europe , a ( right leaning ) journalist here documented his journey around middle america quite recently and described the poverty as worse than what he witnessed in greece this past seven years
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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the poor in the usa would be considered very poor in most of western europe , a ( right leaning ) journalist here documented his journey around middle america quite recently and described the poverty as worse than what he witnessed in greece this past seven years
I've been to Greece, and not really
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Old 10-30-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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the poor in the usa would be considered very poor in most of western europe , a ( right leaning ) journalist here documented his journey around middle america quite recently and described the poverty as worse than what he witnessed in greece this past seven years
Most so-called poor people in America have tvs, a refrigerator, computers, a bathroom with a toilet, shower, hot and cold running water, air-conditioning, a second-hand car. They often live in apartments that are 800 to 1000 square feet in size.

That would be considered a middle-class standard of living in much of Europe, as I understand it (except for maybe access to healthcare).
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Most so-called poor people in America have tvs, a refrigerator, computers, a bathroom with a toilet, shower, hot and cold running water, air-conditioning, a second-hand car. They often live in apartments that are 800 to 1000 square feet in size.

That would be considered a middle-class standard of living in much of Europe, as I understand it.
The people you describe are not really poor people
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:10 AM
 
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Most so-called poor people in America have tvs, a refrigerator, computers, a bathroom with a toilet, shower, hot and cold running water, air-conditioning, a second-hand car. They often live in apartments that are 800 to 1000 square feet in size.

That would be considered a middle-class standard of living in much of Europe, as I understand it (except for maybe access to healthcare).
There are different levels of poverty in America, and you are describing only the upper tier of American poor. "Having TV" and being able to pay for service every month is already a sign of disposable income, that not ALL American poor have - that's for sure. Some have those "refrigerators" (that's a standard feature of rented apartments) empty, since they can barely afford the rent, and some are downright homeless.
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