"Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold" - W.B. Yeats.
"We're doomed !" - Private Frazer.
"Like scrolling through a decade's worth of Daily Mail editorials in 20 minutes" - TheLoonyFromCatford
And will now go down due to all the parachutees in key roles.
The yanks did very well while the rest of the world was bombed flat or groaning under a socialist yoke. They did less well afterwards. It may be that was partly because of the terrible damage done by LBJ (expensive war, extravagant welfare state, and no tax increases to pay for them) and by Nixon (accommodated LBJ's folly by cutting the dollar's link to gold). But since so much was changing by so much, it's none too certain that one can just point the finger at the Pres of the USA and say "it's all your fault!". Not least, because US laws are passed by the legislature not the Pres.
Yes, that is right. Prosperity in the western world was an illusion. Now, all that is left is debt. Lots of it. This IMF video gives some idea of how much debt the west is carring:debt levels in advanced countriesDebt levels are now higher than at any time since the war. The scale of the adjustment needed is massive.The west is so screwed.
Not all the West, though. FTSE directors are still trousering massive increases despite a decade of declining share prices. Non performance related pay.
I think under Thatcher debt descreased.Not sure about Major but under Blair it went up.
ah, this isn't you having a laugh is it Laban.On the BBC "Nick Clegg warns of 'long, hard road' on economy"It has 1200+ comments, and one of the 'Editors picks' is this!"One scary policy is the 'power to the people, less at Westminster'.The Government is to govern.People aren't smart enough to look after themselves."
It's not just women going out to work, it's also free and easy credit. My parents did not ever have a credit card in their whole lives, and neither did most of their friends and relatives. When I was growing up, only a few rich people and those who traveled on business had credit cards. The free and easy access to credit cards allow us to live beyond our means and thus maintain the illusion of ever-increasing prosperity. -An Observer
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