How many times have you heard this?
“They don’t make them like they used to!”
It’s a refrain we hear often from the older generation around us, and about pretty much everything – cars, washing machines, people – and even though most of us may just roll our eyes and mutter “OK, Boomer,” one Tumblr user was on the same page:
Yeah. That old car acted like my grandpa used to when a bee stung him in the garden – he grunted, swiped it away, and went about his business.
Luckily for all of us younguns, though, someone else on Tumblr was there to tell us exactly why (at least when it comes to cars) it’s a really, really good thing they don’t make them like they used to.
While there are legitimate criticisms about the throwaway mentality that capitalism has engendered in American society, vehicle safety has improved dramatically over the last several decades. This is one area where government regulation has made a huge difference, and it is quite literally life or death.
Seems like the government isn’t always out to get us, y’all – they’re actually trying to help!