It's nice to feel useful. I feel like I'm contributing.
Meanwhile in the city...
I don't need anymore cars! Maybe I should stop buying...
I was thinking the exact same thing.
People in the factories.
Farmers were feeling like they were contributing to the war because they were able to give food to people in the war. They even had a surplus of food and were doing decently financially.
What am I going to do?!
People didn't need three cars or five radios in different colors. People stopped buying from the factories which therefore made the manufacturing slow down.
Everyday people of the city during the 1930s:
Since there wasn't a wave of wantin customers anymore, factories were losing money. People in the factories were being laid off or fired.
The Great Depression
Will this ever end?
Remember this farmer? He lost his farm because plummeted so low that he went bankrupt. His farm was lost and he became homeless. And all those crops? He had a surplus and tried to pay his expenses with it.
This woman could,'t pay the expenses for those everyday things like food. She still had her home, at least for the time being. She had all the things she had bought but, not the things she needed.
Our factory workers lost their jobs and didn't have the money to pay for living expenses, house payments, food, etc.