Posted May. 16, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.

Premium Lock Do we live in the most interesting times? Don't forget your history

Published: 2014-05-16 11:33:28
Updated: 2014-05-16 11:33:28

Mike Walden North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden.

Analysis: I was born in 1951, and most of my current students were born after 1990. I and they have certainly seen our lives altered by new inventions and innovations, especially in information technology and communications. But some say that, while these changes have been significant, their impacts have not been as transforming on daily lives as those brought about by electricity, the automobile and tractor, the telephone and the radio in the 20s and 30s. It's popular to say we live in a fast-paced, highly connected, ever-shifting world. But a strong case can be made for that world actually occurring 90 years ago....

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