1950s

The post-War economy booms—along with the birth rate ... top earners fork over up to 91% of their income to the IRS ... minimum wage is 75 cents an hour ... "I Like Ike" ... Elvis swivels and America swoons ... the Cold War turns hot in Korea ... women mostly stay home ... autos are a passion ... tailfins get bigger and food gets faster ... Ginsberg howls and Kerouac goes on the road ... inflation is a whopping 2% ... the Dow soars to an unimaginable height of 500.

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Wilkins never wastes a minute, J.P.—that's his lunch.

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I wish I had the nerve to hire a good-looking male secretary!

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Business administration, eh? Good. I suppose we can teach you the
rest of the work: dusting my desk, emptying the wastebasket, etc...

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I'm always happy when the market goes down. Then I feel pretty good about the stocks I didn't buy with the money I don't have.

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I tell you I had a tough day, too. This wrinkle-proof suit just doesn't show it.


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