For the most part, though, wages were so low that even employed people could afford only the fewest of non-essentials. There was little entertainment. My father reminisced once that a big night out was when four friends shared the cost of a case of beer and played cards all evening.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ Yes, times are tough, but let’s not pretend it’s anything like 1929 | Financial Post