Originally Posted by TonyR
Interesting how you latched on to his comment about per capita GDP but ignored the rest of the information in that post. I wonder why? (Fyi, I don't really wonder why, because I know why...)
In reality it has more to do with range selection than anything. I could just as easily break it into the "Great Prosperity 1947-1975" and "The Great Regresssion 1976-Now" and the numbers wouldn't materially change. Then we could play Blame Jimmy instead. You can tell any story you like if you get to magically determine your own start and end points.
In reality, most things pale in comparison (economically) to the post-war period. That much should not surprise anyone. Yet that's the only thing really being established here.