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The Good Old Days Weren't So Good

January 9, 2019

People like to talk about the “good old days” where everything used to be so much better than it is today. Everybody feels nostalgic on occasion, and it’s perfectly normal to misremember the past, but were the good old days really all that great? Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they compare then and now on the 100th episode of Words and Numbers.

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Foolishness of the Week:
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Topic of the week: Comparing Life Today to Life 100 Years Ago

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