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If average Americans of even 30 to 40 years ago could see us today, they’d think we were all spoiled just as rotten as any young Trump, Newhouse, or Bloomberg.

There’s a good point here. The expectations for living of the general population just keep getting higher. Is there any end in sight? Eventually the Holy Roman Empire crumbled at the peak of its excess. Even if people studied and understood history and cycles, is there anything that could be done to stop it? If we’re not in for a rude awakening, it could be our children, or our children’s children.

Updated May 17, 2011 and originally published December 11, 2003. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .