Not everything in 1890s America was better than today — just food, shelter and clothing. And the economy too. Now, all could be models of resilience for the future.
“I don’t know a single person under 30 who doesn’t want to own a farm,” wrote Fran Korten in an issue of YES! Magazine devoted to jobs and alternative careers. “A growing segment of people don’t want to just buy organic, healthy food. They want to grow it. This new lust to farm seems to cross class, race, and politics.” This farm-lust probably doesn’t feature the ambition to become a penniless laborer [...]