something i have noticed here is that all of the posters think things are getting worse. both economically and socially. it makes me think back to my child hood and when i thought that things started to get bad. for me i would say around the turn of the century. this is when i noticed government services and taxes and the cost of living rose significantly. it was also the time society became worse. would you agree this is when things started to really get bad? also i am quite young and remember the eighties a little but mainly the nineties and how things got worse from there. i was wondering if the seventies and before were even nicer, due to being young i am unaware of what that was like. can any of you tell me was it better then than in the eighties and after. also what was it like i gather from older people popularity at schools didn't really exist and people didn't think that they had to own certain things to be liked or wear certain clothes or listen to set music. is that true.