posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 09:59 AM
I think it would probably be worse. Atleast in the 30's, most people still had wood burners with which to heat their home, gardens with which to
grow atleast some food, and above all, a better sense of community.
Sadly, today, it is almost impossible to have a wood burning stove in the US. Insurance companies have implemented such outrageous fees that it makes
it literally unaffordable to own one. In certain cases, some insurance companies will just drop a person if you want to own one. They flat out
won't cover it.
In the 30's, most of the tragedy that occured happened in the major urban areas where people did not have access to home gardens, livestock, etc.
Because of this, and the early rushes on foodstocks, food was soon scarce (from what I have read). In the rural areas however, the affect was far
less as people at that time were far more self-sustained. If you contrast that with now, 80-90 percent of our population live in urban areas or
suburbs of urban sprawl, compared with (a guess of) about 50 percent or less lived in urban areas in the 30's.
And as for a better sense of community. I believe there would be much more hoarding and less flat out helping of one another during a crisis such as
the one mentioned. I may be wrong, but that is the impression I get.