Reading economic books from the 40-60's is the most depressing thing one can do. Here are some fun takes from one that read a few minutes ago.
>'it's ridiculous how cheap life for someone living in the United States truly is, the ingredients necessary for a good breakfast are a mere 20 cent. That plus the fact that your average apartment in places like even the time square in New York, cost only around 60 dollars"
Adjusted for inflation, that's a breakfast for 1 dollar and a apartment for 300 dollars.
"america is a highly industrialized and upstanding country, from its great industries near the wealthy becons of capitalism such as detroit or chicago over to the beautiful and morally rich shores of california in cities like los angeles or san francisco"
Boomers don't know how ridiculous good they had it.