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I know some of you are economics-inclines, so I have a question about history for you:

I often hear people bring up the 1950s as the Golden Age of the American Economy. How much of that was due to the economic policy of the time? How much of that was due to most other industrialized nations spending all of their resources on rebuilding after WWII instead of on economic growth? How much of it was due to White people not having to compete with everybody else?