The more things change....the more they stay the same.

  1. ledefensetech profile image69
    ledefensetechposted 8 years ago

    I've been reading up on the panic of 1873 lately and it's provided quite a few parallels with our current problems today, namely that inflation of the monetary supply causes more problems than it helps:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1873

    Also interesting is the Panic of 1893:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893

    The most interesting thing about that one was the way people walked away from their homes, so much so that the abandoned "haunted" Victorian house came to take its place in our literature.  Hmmm.  Maybe empty tracts of suburbia will be the next evolution of the ghost story?

  2. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Haunted split-entries and haunted raised ranches.    smile

 
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