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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:01 PM

12. It was hysterically anti-communist

I remember the early 60's pretty well and the conformity was rampant.

All one has to do is listen to Chomsky. He talks about amerikan society being much more civilized in the early 70's than it was in the early 60's.

One thing i will say for the pre 1980 era was that it was far easier to get a job that paid a living wage. The post 1980 period has been a nightmare for workers but thats what happens when you believe in conservative fairy tales about market fundamentalism.

It's quite amazing to think about a time in america when nobody really worried about getting a job. When you wanted a job you picked up a newspaper and answered the want ads and usually ended up with a job that paid the bills. Thats all over now.

In the 1960s and 1970's we knew markets were too unstable to be deregulated.

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