The story of a fad and a fortune made: "That year, a 'USA Weekend poll found that 64% of Americans owned at least one Beanie Baby.'”
Yale's famous Vinland map is bogus. Oh well . . .
I don't remember my college world history class--a fine class--presenting this hypothesis.
According to this piece Times Square was sleazy long before the 1970s.
This is just sad. (And the piece argues that another crisis is coming soon.)
As the saying goes, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, and the U.S. has a history of catastrophic housing blunders to remember, also including the spectacular failure and bailout at taxpayer expense of the savings and loan industry in 1989. Three dramatic failures in four decades—not an enviable track record.
"The failure of Western experts to anticipate the Soviet Union’s collapse may in part be attributed to a sort of historical revisionism — call it anti-anti-communism — that tended to exaggerate the Soviet regime’s stability and legitimacy. Yet others who could hardly be considered soft on communism were just as puzzled by its demise."
Something I had wondered about once now answered neatly in a 2.5 minute video.
Nice to see that Gus apparently did not "screw the pooch".
I agree: "It’s something to cherish in these times."
Another example of the received history being wrong, really wrong.