Men are never so frustrated than when they have much and want it all than when they have almost nothing and only want a little. Now currently in America this truism is partially offset by another truism. The “new poor” are far more frustrated than the conically poor because because they can still remember the good times.

For those who can well remember the manufacturing bonanza of mid twentieth century America, many are under an allusion that that aberration was normal. It most definitely was not normal. It was as a result of an uncommon combination of events coming out of WWII never to be repeated in ten lifetimes.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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