Subscriber Kevin M made a comment about the post where we said poverty has and is going down because of free markets and capitalism. He pointed out that some people long for the “good ‘ol days”, but in fact, they weren’t so good compared to today.
For example, I think about the 1950’s – with the great cars and music and drive-ins. But the standard of living was much lower then, poor people were a lot worse off than poor people today, communication was far slower, and there were all kinds of problems yet to be solved that today, are solved.
Today we have a super-computer/communication device in our pockets, the world’s information is available fast and free, it’s relatively easy to feed and provide for our families, opportunity is all around us, and there is a solution for nearly everything.
I’d rather be alive today than at any time in the past.
How about you?