Think we’re stuck with the current model of society? Just wait five minutes.
Look how different the country was about 60 years ago, within the lifetime of plenty of people alive today:
This is not about nostalgia. It’s about how quickly things change. They won’t always change for the worse, and 2014 isn’t worse than 1950 in all ways. In some ways,things are much better now. The 1950’s couldn’t have been all good — they gave birth to the 1960’s, after all. So nostalgia and pessimism is a mistake.