Despite two wars, 9/11 and the Dot.Com crash and record gas prices, want to look at the real data?
Unemployment is at 5.5. Inflation is at 4 percent despite rising commodity prices and the prime rate is around 3 percent. WTF are you talking about? This is all in the face of increasing Medical costs and Education costs.
Go back to 1996 and check the inflation, unemployment and prime rate.