“If you fell asleep in 1945 and woke up in 2018 you would not recognize the world around you.”

A brief history of the U.S. economy after World War II

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Tue, Jan 15th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

On Collaborative Fund, Morgan Housel explains how this all happened: from the moment World War II ended to the world we live in today, one event after another.

If you fell asleep in 1945 and woke up in 2018 you would not recognize the world around you. The amount of growth that took place during that period is virtually unprecedented. If you learned that there have been no nuclear attacks since 1945, you’d be shocked. If you saw the level of wealth in New York and San Francisco, you’d be shocked. If you compared it to the poverty of Detroit, you’d be shocked. If you saw the price of homes, college tuition, and health care, you’d be shocked. Our politics would blow your mind. And if you tried to think of a reasonable narrative of how it all happened, my guess is you’d be totally wrong. Because it isn’t intuitive, and it wasn’t foreseeable 73 years ago.

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