sosage - 2011-10-04 Anyone younger than a baby boomer better start taking serious notes.
Old_Zircon - 2011-10-05 People should have been living like this all along, we'd have avoided a lot of the economic trouble we're in now.
Cena_mark - 2011-10-05 Our standard of living is still way better than this. We Americans are becoming more thrifty so this could be the new reality.
baleen - 2011-10-05 Of course our standard of living is better than this. They had spent everything they had to defeat Hitler.
This will be the standard of living for most Americans if we continue to repeat the mistakes of the 1920s, which we have sort of done.
fatatty - 2011-10-05 Our wars are much easier to ignore these days, and sacrifices so much easier to pass off on the next generation.
cognitivedissonance - 2011-10-05 Richard Nixon ended the draft so that the length/relevance of wars would no longer be a direct drain on election tendencies. Restart the draft and I can guarantee you we'll be swords-to-plowshares in exactly one election cycle.
Jet Bin Fever - 2011-10-05 Whoaaaa, check out those sexy British housewives!
cognitivedissonance - 2011-10-05 This was released to the Irish as "SHUT UP YOU STUPID COW, THEY SAY THERE'S A WAR ON SOMEWHERE."
Wonko the Sane - 2011-10-05 "The Great War" and WWII are not the same thing
baleen - 2011-10-05 The greatest generation refers to the generation that fought in WWII and lived through the Depression.
The Great War originally referred to the Napoleonic Wars until the outbreak of WWI.