Even leaving those aside, there were far more wide-spread economic expectations within society that no longer exist, for a variety of utterly stupid, selfish, and predictable market-based reasons that no one wants to do anything about. Among those middle-class and middle-aged non-radicalized white men (who are happy those systems are gone) there is an economic pessimism that has enveloped a generation for the past 20+ years and shows no sign of abating.

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