america expects

It’s a strange thing that after the September 11 attacks we (American citizens and residents) are being encouraged by the government to live it up as much as possible. I knew that during the World Wars Britain had to become a very frugal place, and there’s a second-hand bookstore along the road from work where they have American WWII posters with similar messages – save food, cycle rather than drive, grow your own veggies etc. But it’s all very different now, we’re being encouraged to spend on travel and consumer goods, and invest in American stocks. Emma and I are doing our best at both of the above (while making sure we also have decent savings, of course).

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