Recently at Reason.tv: Be Happy!—Why this is the best holiday season ever.

We're going through some tough economic times right now, but this holiday season, take a moment to appreciate how good we really have it.

Need proof? Just think about how much Christmas presents sucked in the 1970s compared to today.

Thanks to our market-based system, we're wealthier, we have more choices, and we enjoy more leisure time than ever before.

From all of us at Reason.tv, happy holidays!

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  • Johnny Longtorso||

    No Xmas present could ever compete with this:

    http://www.shaveeverywhere.com/index_bg.html

  • I, Kahn O'Clast||

    This again?

    In the 1970's an individual could afford to rent his/her own apartment in every city on not only the average wage of that city, but for most cities, the minimum wage.

    Sorry, the cost of living has outstripped the increase in median wages and all these great toys people have access to are only available through the bondage of credit.

  • Death Panelist||

    You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

  • ||

    I was a kid in the 70s - I was pretty damn happy with my presents, thank you very much. I got a great spring action plastic bb gun one year, they probably aren't allowed to sell those anymore.

  • SIV||

    I love the toys I got in the 1970s but they didn't have the cool cop-killer assault-BB guns like they do now.

    http://www.google.com/webhp?hl.....32dbb01be6

  • ||

    Is that the lovechild of David Schwimmer and Homer Simpson?

  • ||

    Wow, I guess it is what you make it right??

    Jess
    www.anonymous-web.cz.tc

  • ||

    Wow, I guess it is what you make it right??

    Jess
    www.anonymous-web.cz.tc

  • subzero||

    Sure, there are many more products, but they probably aren't accessible to the 17% that are unemployed. Unless they act irresponsibly buying them instead of saving money.

  • SIV||

    Unemployed people save money?

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