In 1944, as the tide of war turned toward the Allies, a weary and ailing Roosevelt managed to win election to a fourth term in the White House . The following February, he met with Churchill and Stalin in the Yalta Conference , where Roosevelt got Stalin’s commitment to enter the war against Japan after Germany’s impending surrender. (The Soviet leader kept that promise, but failed to honor his pledge to establish democratic governments in the eastern European nations then under Soviet control.) The “Big Three” also worked to build foundations for the post-war international peace organization that would become the United Nations.
... and yet mortgages have soared, inflation is on its way up, and the unemployment rate has risen 20% over the last two years (as the city is booming). Add to that personal inflation levels far above the jury-rigged government numbers, a taxation system that is overly complex and rife with stealth taxes, tax credits that are a failure, billions wasted in the NHS and Education, billions spent on a war no one wanted, civil liberities reigned in, and the picture is more bleak than the 1997 ads imagined. Blair is gone - now if only Brown would do the decent thing and follow him into oblivion.
The interpretation regarding the cause of stagflation was and continues to be controversial.  The oil embargo of 1973-74, which pushed prices of petroleum from $15 to $45 a barrel (2010 dollars) almost overnight, certainly contributed to inflationary measures during this period, taking a larger share of incomes (an "oil tax") at a time of falling consumer spending.  The price of petroleum products continued to rise, with some momentary leveling, throughout the decade reaching a peak of about $73 a barrel (2010 dollars) in 1979 as a result of the Iranian revolution , a price not exceeded until 2008 in the wake of dislocations due to the war in Iraq.