From absurd to the sublime.

As a numbers oracle what was the cost of an education then as compared to today. Ditto housing, transport medicine, household debt, corporate debt, labor share, Labor organization, etc etc...

Your nostalgic reminiscences is not an argument. It's straight up boomer fantasy.

Leftism is a political, economic and social ideology. It has traditions and precedents but that would require an honest conversation. Not some self styling definitions your currently offering.