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Originally posted by redoubt
reply to post by ThinkB4uSpeak
Given the choice, I would choose the year 1939.
The world is on the verge of major change. technology, long held dormant by economic depression, is about to be set loose by various nations in the form of weaponry and other war applications. But when the war ends, the world is suddenly and forever changed.
I'd love to be there to watch the world so quickly subdued by TV... and the automobile industry lock into streamlining.
Then came the jet age, the rocket age and the space race.
I was there from the late 50s on... but I feel a connection to those years... a decade or so before when design was critical and innovation drove the marketplace. Free toasters when you open a bank account instead of being gigged for just using an ATM.
This was the golden age of the free market system, when capitalism was still based on the consumer and that market balancing to create an atmosphere of growth.
Housing was short but it was sold based on the ability of the buyer to buy... not a credit system that set people into debt for decades.
1939. In a heartbeat.