Two major things colored the 1930’s. 1) the immediate wake of the industrial revolution, and 2) the great depression. In short – wild efficiency plus a jobs-shortage inspired Kellogg’s to drop their workday to 6 hours-day, 30 hours-week. This was a win-win: happier employees and providing more struggling people with paying jobs.
The truth is, foxes aren’t the only enemy here. Acorns are too. And there are systemic reasons that foxes and acorns have been colluding to keep “us” from ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING to protect against falling skies. Foxes and acorns cannot be reasoned with – they are simply different and the ONLY way to protect ourselves is exploiting every possible opportunity to point out what idiots they are – and make our irreconcilable differences abundantly clear.