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    How to Save America

    The rise of the United States as the major world economic power in the last half of the 20th century coincided with the rise of the American middle class. That rise started with the 1944 GI Bill, which provided returning American veterans with money for college, businesses and home mortgages. Millions of veterans were able to afford homes of their own for the first time. Moreover, these veterans started families, setting off the post-war Baby Boom.  After the homes came the cars, the barbecues, and televisions. This demand created a huge domestic economic boom, creating jobs and prosperity which would last until the end of the 20th century. In turn,…