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"You've never had it so good!" This was the motto used by the English conservative prime minister Harold Macmillan during his successful election campaign in 1959.1 Political stability and economic growth were the characteristics of that time. In "Age of Extremes," Eric J. Hobsbawm describes this period as "the golden years" of the "short" twentieth century. In Hobsbawm's opinion, the 1950s and 1960s were reassuringly different compared to the preceding "age of catastrophe," but also to the time after 1973, which he labels "the crises decades."2

"You've never had it so good!" Indeed, societies in the Western Hemisphere prospered from an unparalleled growth in affluence. One year of booming economy was followed by another and after an initial skepticism, which was nourished by memories of the recent past, people grew more and more confident. Finally, at the beginning of the 1960s perpetual economic growth was considered to be the norm.

"You've never had it so good!" This was the motto used by the English conservative prime minister Harold Macmillan during his successful election campaign in 1959.1 Political stability and economic growth were the characteristics of that time. In
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