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  1. John Quill Taylor

    When I finished high school in 1976, the local steel companies were laying off thousands of workers, many of whom were my friends' dads. I attended an out-of-state college to learn about electronics and ultimately about computers, and then spent the next several decades working out West, several time zones away from where I was born. When looking to buy a home in 1980, interest rates were climbing north of 15% and unemployment was higher than it is today.

    When we examine how and/or whether we should make vast changes to our current economic system in the United States, I think we should first ask ourselves one big and important question:

    "What decade or era in the past two-hundred-fifty-year history of America would you rather have been born in, as opposed to right now … today?" – j q t –

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