1985 was better overall
2015 is better overall
But as far as economics (outside of the price of oil), our economy did pretty darned well under Carter:
I wasn't quite 5 yet in 1985.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
I remember not being able to see the sky in the 80's when I was growing up in LA. Crime was high, the music was bad, the women were ugly, and international flights were expensive. Would much rather live in 2015.
I don't have proof for any of this, but you have to wonder.