by Andrew Salmon
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Work hard, dream big, and
the world's your oyster.
Your background is no obstacle.
Everyone can make it, not
just an elite few.
Roaring Twenties . . .
Opportunity and optimism abound!
Stock soared to an all-time
high--the economy seemed
endless and powerful.
Everyone lived the high life, with parties,
gaudy fashion (except the flappers; I am
rather fond of the flappers), jazz, and a
touch of decadence.
In a Particularly impressive reversal of fortune, the
Harlem Renaissance signaled artistic and social
awakening of a radically talented yet repressed
. . . Meet the Thirties
Dejection is the name of
The stock market crashes
The Great Depression reduces
once-wealthy people to scraping out a
End of the Road . . . ?
Highest it's been in years
On a personal level, I had to search for
over half a year to find a job; I've usually
had job offers within weeks.
I am the only one of my friends who does
not have thousands of dollars of
outstanding debt in addition to school bills
Disconcerting downturn in
Stocks are plummeting, but people
seem to have grown used to the
Once the housing bubble
burst, other major markets
suffered, I remember writing a paper two years ago on the over-inflated
Chinese housing economy and how America
needed to prepare for a similar slump; for once I was
The dollar is falling against
the other currencies of the
A good friend of mine used to be a banker in
Canada. One of her happiest days was seeing
the Canadian dollar outstrip the US dollar.
All is Not Lost
Alternate economies are
Rotating Credit Associations
Business as Mission
People are beginning to care
about living well, not living
New opportunities for
Foundation of faith and responsibility
A premium on higher education
My American Dream
I want to achieve
significance, not 'success'
I want to make a
difference in my city
I want to support my family
I want to leave both a practical and a
spiritual legacy for the youth of
. . . And so we come full circle! Back to hard
work, a foundation of faith, and dreams of
leaving a legacy
The rise of the suburb
The G.I. Bill brings college
education within reach