1970s

The "Me Decade" ... double digit inflation rages, as do fed-up consumers ... the Watergate scandal shocks a nation ... the Equal Rights Amendment comes of age ... the energy crisis forces rationing and energy conservation ... Iran hostage crisis begins ... wage and price controls ... "Star Wars" ushers in a new era in movies ... "stagflation" is born as a word and an economic condition ... "Saturday Night Fever" plays to the disco generation ... the Dow languishes around 1,000.

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In a complex court settlement, our parent company gets custody of us on weekends.

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Look sharp. Here comes the ol' man.

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Here's a bit of nostalgia for you. I'm saving exactly the same amount per week now as I did when I was in grade school.

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On my vacation, I'm going to do things I've always wanted to do—get a haircut, shave every day, wear a suit—

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My advice is—join the Establishment while it's still here.


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