Was Life Better 50 Years Ago?

Published: May 5, 2023, 1:22 p.m.

b'Today\'s podcast takes up a Pew Research poll showing a majority of Americans believe things were better 50 years ago than they are now. Why would people say this about a time when America was sunk in a losing war, living under wage and price controls, and dealing with Watergate and an oil embargo? And in our new "Commentary Recommends" feature, I make the case you should read Anthony Trollope\'s Phineas Finn. Give a listen.'