This is Part 5 of 7-part series of posts discussing Superman comics and how they reflect American society and culture.
Read the Introduction here.
Read Part 1: The New Deal Democrat here.
Read Part 2: Defender of the Status Quo here.
Read Part 3: Breaking Down the Old Order here.
Read Part 4: Morning in America here.
Read Part 6: America in the Post-Soviet World (when the post is ready).
Read Part 7: Reconnecting with Humanity here (when the post is ready).
–BIG BUSINESS AND THE UNIPOLAR WORLD–
The 1980s saw a divided, stagnant country finally conquer rampant inflation, revitalize its economy and renew its sense of a national identity. Yet this period was not without its defects, as well.