Reagan’s critics never stopped insisting he would fail disastrously. Yet, not once did he break stride or lose his trademark humor: “Have you noticed, they don’t call it Reaganomics anymore” became his favorite quip as he watched wave after wave of investment, innovation, and productivity gains build the tsunami of record growth and new jobs. A strong dollar slew double-digit inflation and restored confidence. Lower tax rates encouraged women to enter the workforce in large numbers, many of them starting up new businesses, while minority employment and enterprises also grew. The rising tide of growth gave birth to new industries, propelling America’s technology boom in the 1990s. In short, the American people unleashed the most powerful postwar recovery in history, reducing poverty, raising incomes, and creating a prosperity that benefited every income group, rejuvenated our communities, and lifted up the entire global economy.
The antihero also plays a prominent role in films noir such as Double Indemnity (1944) and Night and the City (1950),  in gangster films such as The Godfather (1972) and Goodfellas (1990),  and in Western films , especially the Revisionist Western and Spaghetti Western . [ citation needed ] Lead figures in these westerns are often morally ambiguous, such as the " Man with No Name ", portrayed by Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).