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Posted by: Michael Mandel on May 25
Okay, let’s throw this question open to everyone. In what ways are our lives (working/home) more risky than they were in 1979, and in what ways are they less risky?
I’ll play honest broker here and highlight the best/most interesting suggestions on both sides. Please have numbers to back up your arguments—no anecdotes. For example, the risk of being a victim of violent crime was almost twice as high in 1979 as today (violent crime rate = 51.7 in 1979, 22.3 in 2003)
(Note: I changed the year from 1980 to 1979 to make it a cyclical peak).
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