I watched this video again and why I was impressed with it are some interesting points Grant Ryan made.
50 years ago if someone got Leukemia they would have probably died. Today there are cures.
You almost had to be rich to have a set of encyclopedias 50 years ago. I remember we got a set and it took quite a while to pay it off. Now all we have to do is get on the internet and find tons of information. We don’t need that big set of books. There are even encyclopedias online.
50 years ago we could never have watched a You Tube Video interview. In fact if we wanted to call a friend who was not near you, it would cost $1 a minute or more. Now we have our cell phones and text and call is free. I remember just a couple of years ago skyping with a friend in Sweden who was in a car riding from the south part of Sweden to the north part and it didn’t cost us anything except our internet connection.
To me it was very interesting because when I was a child we didn’t even have a television. We listened to our stories on the radio and our baseball games and soap operas. Now we have Netflix, Disney + and so much more.
People have talked about “the good old days” and how much better it was. Here is an interview with an author who talks about how we are much better off today.
With this in mind I thought maybe we can have a discussion about this. What in your past was more expensive than it is now or harder to get? I, personally would not like to relive any of my past. How about you? Bill Murphy Jr. interviews Grant Ryan, author of Comparanomics - YouTube