Wow. We have such strange ideas about the past. Median family income was under half of what it is today (adjusted dollars) in the 1950's. http://www.stanford.edu/class/polisci120a/…
The issue in the Slaughter article was not "surviving" but a very wealthy family- with every resource at their disposal- and career ambition. The author has expressed regret for using the expression "having it all," which is not a helpful way to think about life, for anyone.
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