Remember when we partied like it was Nineteen-Ninety-Nine? We all thought that a new century would produce new opportunities for national and world advancement catapulted forward by a technological dream machine! By 2005 it looked like this dream of a hyper-consumptive tomorrow was well on its way! But then came the crash of every pot and pan falling out of the kitchen cupboard.
The U.S. has been trying to recover, but, in fact, it’s been mostly just bumping along the bottom of the deepest recession in 80 years with little hope of improvement while the Congress brawls like drunken college students in a frat house. And what’s just as bad, those who are lucky enough to have a job find themselves on a treadmill that seems to be speeding up ever faster for the same or even less pay!
Here’s how a column in the LA Times brings it all into focus. Click here.