Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Ronald Reagan & Fake Boobs
Courtesy of TheAtlantic.com, from the book American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection:
"In the early 1980s, new laws allowing cosmetic surgeons to advertise their businesses helped popularize plastic surgery. At the same time, trickle-down economics enriched the rich and encouraged the stagnating middle classes to go into debt to keep up with their wealthier neighbors. Now, in a service economy, where your value as a worker is closely tied to your appearance, working class moms and dads have more cause to go under the knife. In this way, deliberate government policies dating back to Reaganomics helped fuel the revolution in plastic surgery."
Score one for The Gipper...
How Reaganomics Fueled the Boob Job Boom
Jan 18 2011
American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and the Quest for Perfection