Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/06/02

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Subject: [Leica] Abandoned Harvester factory
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:57:49 -0500
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On Jun 2, 2011, at 5:53 AM, Ric Carter wrote:

> do i remember a time when the world did not revolve around the stock 
> market and big bankers?
> or was i just too young to see it?

that was the same world where
we received 4% for putting a few dollars from our paper route earnings in a 
simple savings account.
and our folks could borrow money for not much more interest than they 
received in saving.
we were not charged exorbitant fees by the banks;
usury laws were in effect;
the economy was quite robust;
with unemployment in the low 4%;
CEO's earned a mere 5 - 10 times what the labor force earned;
the US GINI index was 37.6 (now approaching 48).

George Lottermoser 
george at

In reply to: Message from chris at (Chris Crawford) ([Leica] Abandoned Harvester factory)
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