Mid-Twentieth-Century America IV

by Don Boudreaux on June 2, 2013

in Growth, Standard of Living

Here’s a t.v. commercial for a Quasar television set made by Motorola. This commercial is from 1972, the year I entered high school.  Note especially the “works in a drawer t.v. design for ease of service” feature.  Take it from someone who well remembers what television sets were like back then: today’s models, all far less expensive than any ‘comparable’ models from 40 years ago, are immeasurably superior to the sets that we Americans enjoyed at a time when our economic prosperity allegedly peaked.


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