AMERICAN IN THE SEVENTIES by Eds. of Fortune

AMERICAN IN THE SEVENTIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

These Fortune forecasts of aspects of life to come around the bend of the decade do not indicate that the seventies will economically swing any more than the sixties: the 4% Gross National Product growth (at best) is not staggering; population has been held in check here and the birth rate has been falling off steadily: the automobile manufacturers are more sanguine of gains than the Fortune market researchers; home goods need new products to keep pace and only housing should have a real boom, a long time delayed. As for fashion, we looked for some intiMIDIating innovations but this essay is angled on what has already attended the youthquake. . . . Well based and well analyzed, as usual, but hard to project a consumer market for this which the magazine has not already absorbed.

Pub Date: Aug. 9th, 1968
Publisher: Viking