THE ROARING TWENTIES
"There seemed little doubt about what was going to happen. America was going on the greatest, gaudiest spree in history and there was going to be plenty to tell about it." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
2020 was a year that is almost certain to fuel a repetition of trends that emerged after the Spanish Flu. As the deadly Spanish Flu pandemic, post-World War 1 came to an end, it was followed by a decade of spectacular economic prosperity with a renaissance-worthy surge in a culture known as The Roaring Twenties.
The decade emphasized the era's social, artistic, and cultural dynamism. The Jazz Era blossomed, the flapper redefined the modern look for women, and Art Deco peaked. Large-scale development and use of automobiles, telephones, movies, radio, and electrical appliances in the lives of millions in the Western world accelerated. Aviation became a massive business and nations saw rapid industrial and economic growth, accelerated consumer demand, and significant new trends in lifestyle and culture. Now we embark on a new era of accelerated expansion of our infrastructure and the possibilities for growth and innovation are endless. I'm optimistic for the new year ahead and excited for the post-COVID world where anything and everything is possible; a decade that could rival the exuberance of the 1920s.