Curmudgeon’s Lament

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Photo by Leon Cych, remixed by me, both images subject to this creative common s license

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What’s happened to America?

1968: Americans land on the Moon. 2011: Americans forced to hitch a ride to the space station with the Russians.

196o: Detroit is the capitol of America’s vibrant, dominant auto industry. 2011: Detroit is a dying city and the auto industry only survives because of government bailouts.

1950’s: the GI Bill and other federal programs help build a strong middle class. 2010’s: income inequality balloons to alarming proportions and the middle class shrinks.

Photo by  Daniel Dillman, remixed by me, both images subject to this creative commons license

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