Magazine : Archives : 4th Quarter 2022

Point of View

Put Those Sweaters Back On Although I was a child then, I remember President Jimmy Carter was unpopular. In the winter of 1977, he gave a televised fireside chat wearing a sweater, and told Americans struggling with high energy prices to turn down their thermostats to 65 in the daytime and 55 degrees at night. Americans were standing in line for hours waiting for gasoline they could barely afford. Two years later, he gave another speech asking Americans to cut consumption and move away from materialistic values toward the more meaningful values of society, family and community. I also remember...