I'm driving around endless ugly sprawling suburbs listening to AC/DC and feeling mournful. It is just like being young again, except for the music.
The most shocking visible difference? Despite excessive fuel costs, people appear to be driving ever larger vehicles. I'm a child of the seventies, I remember fuel rationing - and everyone switched to smaller cars, even my grandparents. And they owned a petrol station!
I guess folks nowadays need the new bigger cars to drive to their new bigger houses in new bigger suburbs?
Gosh. The economic crisis is so. . . real. And intrinsically unnecessary.