Financially speaking, the best time and place to live was in the U.S. in the late 1940s–1960s. This time period was riddled with other issues (i.e. racism, sexism, etc.), but it had at least one thing right: the income equality in the United States was higher than at any other point in world history. Directly following the Great Depression, this chunk of time is aptly referred to as the Great Compression. Must've been nice. Things are a whole lot different now.
The Story Of The Great Compression
Financially speaking, it was the best time and place to be alive.
What If A Modern Day Great Depression Occurred?
Looking at the numbers, it doesn't seem like too crazy of a possibility.
Obama Explains Why Income Inequality has Skyrocketed
The question is on everyone's minds.
Written by Curiosity Staff December 5, 2016
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