Date: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 16:39:04 EDT

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: Re: FW: Name This Decade!

I doubt "the shrinking nineties" would catch on. Politics aside

(for example, many corporations are in fact growing, they're just

firing people because it makes the stock market happy), people

want a neutral to upbeat view of the present. I don't think we

even named the 1970s and 1980s, though: the idea seems to have

gone out of fashion.

Vicki Rosenzweig

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