Originally Posted By: Greger
Doctors will still drive BMWs and street sweepers will drive beaters. But they'll both have roofs over their heads and plenty of food in the fridge, and when they get sick they can go to the doctor.


That's how it was when I was growing up as a starving student during the tail end of the New Deal era.
My pickup truck was an old beater, my apartment was maybe 120 square feet if that, with a tiny bathroom and a kitchenette built into one wall with a two burner stove and fridge combo, and I had no luxuries whatsoever, but I could eat and put gas in my beater and pay my $100 a month rent thanks to my minimum wage dishwasher job.

It was "enough" to get by and I was able to better my circumstances and move up the ladder.
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