"Every American claims the right to holler "robber" on a close decision at first base, gripe about the price of hamburger, and bore everyone younger than himself with stories about "the good old days." He also wants - and gets - fresh strawberries in December, a ball game or a musical comedy right in his living room, and an automobile which practically drives and steers itself. Today, in fact, the average wage-earner lives bettre than many a wealthy man of fifty years ago every dreamed of. Better even than many a monarch of our own time. When oil discoveries set Near East prices to dreaming of luxuries, the first things they spent their royalties for were the common everyday appliances found in nearly every American workman's home."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1953