the morals were looser

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New York, 1922, the tempo of the city had changed sharply. Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street booms a steady golden roar. The buildings were higher, the parties were bigger, the morals were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired, making the liquor cheaper. Wall Street was luring the young and ambitious, and I was one of them.

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“The parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper.“

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movie: the great gatsby
cast: leonardo dicaprio, carey mulligan, tobey maguire

Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street boomed a steady golden roar. The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired. Making the liquor cheaper. Wall Street was luring the young and ambitious, and I was one of them.

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In the summer of 1922, the tempo of the city approached hysteria.
Stocks reached record peaks and Wall Street boomed in a steady golden roar.

The parties were bigger.The shows were broader.The buildings were higher.

The morals were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired, making the liquor cheaper than ever. 

One man captivated my imagination during that summer in New York, casting a dream-like glamour wherever he went.  No one knew where he came from, or what he did, and we could never suspect what he was after.