Yes. My 3 brothers and myself were all grown men before the 'trickle-down' theory of economics came into place, and I believe my younger brother (60 years old) and myself (68), both members of the CWA, were the last generation whose parents were 1st generation Americans, could almost guarantee their children a better life than theirs, as long as we tried.
You will come to know...when the bullet hits the bone
In as much as I'm alive and they're both dead, I'd have to say yes.
In some ways, yes; in other ways, no. Of course, I must agree with Ant-Mac--in most cases (not all), it's definitely better to be alive than dead.
Bill Sampson: The Theatuh, the Theatuh - what book of rules says the Theater exists only within some ugly buildings crowded into one square mile of New York City? Or London, Paris or Vienna? Listen, junior. And learn. Want to know what the Theater is? A flea circus. Also opera. Also rodeos, carnivals, ballets, Indian tribal dances, Punch and Judy, a one-man band - all Theater. Wherever there's magic and make-believe and an audience - there's Theater.
Not better, when all is said and done maybe a little worse off, but hopefully not too far off. Higher costs of living mostly. Adjusting to the fact I'm a single adult as opposed to a married couple with 4 kids I guess it would still be pretty close. I feel a lot worse because I grew up in a nice middle class house and currently rent a slightly lower middle class apartment.
Post by Jep Gambardella on Mar 21, 2019 18:08:10 GMT
Financially? No, not really. My father had a pretty good government job with a high salary, great benefits and a full pension (which he is still enjoying and hopefully will continue to enjoy for many years to come). I can't complain about my situation but barring an unlikely lottery win, my retirement won't be nearly as rosy.