The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
I can see you have been brainwashed by the rhetoric of the present while ignoring the reality of the past
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"
Interest rates were raised due to inflation, but I digress. The combination of the two simply didn't have the devastating effect on the finances of the individual that this latest bout wrought. Well documented and easily verifiable. (Also, the so called misery index didn't sniff 30 at any point during said time period or any time period for that matter.)
I'll continue to deal in empirical terms, while some insist on continuing to prop up personal recollections as if significant on a broad scale.