History repeats itself, but do decades duplicate? As hopes rise that the pandemic is ebbing in the United States and Europe, visions of a second “Roaring Twenties” to match last century’s post-pandemic decade have proliferated.
We’re all anxious for the pandemic to be behind us so we can get back to “normal” life. But we may need to wait a while longer. Yale sociologist Nicholas Christakis predicts it won’t be until the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024 that U.S. fully recovers from the pandemic and a 21st century version of the Roaring...