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3 Responses to Hey, Hey, It’s the 90’s!

  1. Peter says:

    It sure wasn’t as if the entire decade was a Golden Age. There was a nasty recession at the beginning of the decade, fueled in part by real estate hyperinflation (a lesson completely forgot in 15 years). It wasn’t until 1993 that things clearly were better.
    Crime followed a similar pattern, very bad in the first years and not appreciably better until mid-decade. And there was Islamic terrorism too, the Black Hawk Down incident and the East African embassy bombings.

  2. trumwill says:

    Yeah, “The 90’s” as we think of them began around 1993 or so, and didn’t end until 9/11 (though the cracks started showing with the economic downturn).

    Culturally, the early 90’s are often looked at as being closer to the 80’s. The things that made the 80’s the 80’s didn’t quite fizzle out on schedule. (Not just “Republican in the White House” but music and hair and whatnot also.)

  3. Jaybird says:

    I admit to thinking “man, right around the time I hit my 40’s, the Baby Boomers will start retiring!” somewhere around 1997-1998.

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