America’s Financial Crisis and the Avenues of this Reality One should be able to learn much from history. History is a cyclical thing, and often waves and patterns in history are repeated, and can be seen in many facets and different sectors. If one foresees the patterns, they can put a stop to bad cycles. As American people we must put a stop to the financial crisis, but it starts with the individual. At a grass roots level, we must stop what the films watch in class depict, and curb habits that lead to consumption, urban sprawl, monetary quick-fixes and superficial solutions to the nation’s problems. The films The Century of the Self, The End of Suburbia, In Debt We Trust and The Century of the Self all spell out the history of America’s...The end:
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