Saturday, February 13, 2010

End of a Decade

No need to write anything new.  It’s all been said before.

With this record during the past decade, it would be foolhardy to look forward … with anything more than restrained hope.  Perhaps we shall yet develop the wisdom to achieve a livable environment, a world of peace and order, a stable economy as free of inflation as of recession, a government brought under control both as to size and to extravagance, and a social order governed by justice and equality.

But, given the halting progress of the last 10 years, that would be quite a big order.

-Chicago Tribune, Dec. 31st  1969. 

You know, those dreadful days when budget deficits soared to unprecedented levels of 20 billion dollars.

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