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  •  The 1950s were bad for women, too. (0+ / 0-)

    The 1950s certainly weren't halcyon days.  Not if you were female.  I wouldn't wish them on any young woman today.

    And the economy was actually pretty stale.  Inflation was a  problem.  There was a recession early on after the Korean armistice.  Then there was pretty good surge for a couple of years followed by, in 1957, a really nasty drop.  We actually had the largest deficit in peacetime ever.

    So I don't know where you get the idea that the economy "roared".  Perhaps you were talking about growth in housing. And and financial industries of the sort that have caused so many problems.

    So, IMHO, having lived through them, bringing back the 1950s would be a bad thing.  

    But, having said that, I certainly agree with your comment about the GOP wanting to bring back the 1890s...even though most of them would absolutely hate it.  And that would be even worse.

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