Zoe Sherman is an assistant professor of economics at Merrimack College and a member of the Dollars & Sense collective.
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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Are We Better Off Than We Were 40 Years Ago?
In 1980, Ronald Reagan, trying to defeat Jimmy Carter’s bid for a second term as president, asked, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” A conservative turn in American politics was already underway and, campaigning on that question, Reagan rode the wave into the presidency. Forty...