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dynalow 03-12-2014 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Botnst (Post 3299842)
Not to mention that the USA was the only industrial power on the planet undiminished by war. This resulted in most of the world depending on American industrial capacity. Profits were so large that corporations paid whatever it took to keep manufacturing going full-bore. This was an unnatural era of productivity and profits.

People began to think of this as the new normal when only 20 years before, normality was the teetering edge of poverty and starvation. This extreme difference, coupled with WWII triumphalism, resulted in two generations of unrealistic expectations of wealth and equality.

We continue to hold unrealistic expectations of industry and government. A clever, ambitious politician sees this difference between reality and expectations as an opportunity.

This. And the country was beginning the half century run of prosperity that would diminish as the rest of the world caught up.
Ike hardly needed a platform to beat Stevenson. Everybody had chickens in their pots & cars in their backyards.;) Good fortune and victory allowed Ike to out-Harding Harding. No return to normalcy here. The new normal was American supremacy. The 56 election:
United States presidential election, 1956 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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