but he had a crappy TV, lower quality goods, less access to technologies that are enjoyable to use [ie easy access to all music, etc.], and his car put out more pollutants than he knew what to do with. also, a middle class dad can still afford a home, a stay at home wife, etc.. just not as easily in southern california or any of the hot cities out there. but anywhere else, yes. not to mention, porn was lousy back then.