He used to live near my house, but then moved away and now I don't see him this much anymore. When I arrived I was very surprised because I saw he had just lighted up the bbq.
Download Issue The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College on January 29,during a seminar co-sponsored by the Center for Constructive Alternatives and the Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series. There is a debate going on today over whether our economy is in recession.
Polls show sagging public confidence. But some perspective is sorely needed. The fact of the matter is that we in the United States, and to a lesser degree the entire world, have just lived through—and continue to live in—the greatest period of prosperity in human history.
Over the last 25 years, more wealth has been created, more people have been lifted out of poverty, standards of living have been elevated more dramatically, and the quality and length of life have improved, more than ever before in recorded history.
Average economic growth in the U. The average unemployment rate in the s was nearly seven percent; it has been declining, on average, every decade since, and has remained below five percent since All the way back to !
This expanding economy has, of course, resulted in huge gains in wealth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average began the s at ; today, despite its recent declines, it remains above 12, a 1, percent increase. In19 percent of American households owned stocks; in50 percent were investors.
These gains in income and wealth have resulted directly in a better standard of living for virtually every segment of American society—including the poor. Among families living below the official poverty line in the early s, less than 40 percent had a car, almost none had color televisions, and air conditioning was virtually unheard of; in46 percent owned their own homes, almost 75 percent owned a car indeed, 30 percent owned two or more cars97 percent had color TVs, and 67 percent had air conditioning.
The poor in the U. Similarly, technology has become accessible to all sectors of society. Health indicators track similarly.
Infant mortality dropped from 20 deaths per 1, people in to seven deaths per 1, people in InAmerican life expectancy was less than 74 years.
Today it is Nor is America totally unique in this regard. While we have led the world in most measures of prosperity and growth, other countries have been enjoying the broadest expansion of wealth in history as well.
Between andsome million people emerged from destitution, and there are now twice as many countries with fast-growing economies as there were in They were a result of a major expansion in economic freedom, initially in the U. This expansion took many forms, but three of the most important were a dramatic reduction in marginal tax rates, a series of major deregulations, and a broad expansion of trade.
After decades of top marginal tax rates in percentiles from the 70s into the 90s, President Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act of The top marginal rate was reduced from 70 to 50 percent, and by the time Reagan left office, it was down to 28 percent.The Hess Mess: Fanciful Flights, Peculiar Prisoners, and the Crime of the Century.
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