ImageCHAPTER 3

Swollenexpectations

Greed has infected our society.It is the worst infection.

DR. PATCH ADAMS

I was sad because I had no onboard fax untilI saw a man who had no mobile phone.

—1993 New Yorker cartoonBY WARREN MILLER

Iake a walk down memory lane. Way down. If you’re as old as we are, your memories carry you back to the 1950s, at least. The Second World War and the Great Depression were over, and America was on the move. Suburban houses going up everywhere. New cars rolling from the assembly lines and onto new pavement. Ground breaking for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, soon to stretch from sea to shining sea. ...

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