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Silent3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 04:59 PM
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87. Definitely technology provides us with a higher baseline, but that's my point
When one compares our current conditions to the Great Depression, there are matters of relative and absolute poverty to be considered, relative and absolute health and well-being. We certainly have a right to expect better conditions than we have -- some pretty obvious tax and policy changes could make a lot of things a little better in short order and a lot better in the long run for many people -- but still, it bothers me when people compare our current conditions to the Great Depression because it demonstrates a lack of perspective and a lack of appreciation for how, at the very least, government didn't get in the way of, and may very well have helped along, many of the advances most of us benefit from greatly today.
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