Category Archives: Economy

vintage illustration men toasting

Republican Winners Take All

  Hoist a Baccarat cut crystal tumbler of 24-year-old BenRiach scotch whiskey ( distilled during the Reagan years) and toast the return of Republican power. Despite being voted in bigly by the “little guys,” corporate powers and the wealthy elite

vintage illustration men toasting

Republican Winners Take All

  Hoist a Baccarat cut crystal tumbler of 24-year-old BenRiach scotch whiskey ( distilled during the Reagan years) and toast the return of Republican power. Despite being voted in bigly by the “little guys,” corporate powers and the wealthy elite

Vintage photo father and son factory worjers

Job Security a Thing of the Past -Vanishing America

Job security in a big manufacturing plant has gone the way of the tailed fin automobile. Today both are quaint notions, remnants of that mythological American dream past. The promises offered by  manufacturing was always a secure path to the

Vintage photo father and son factory worjers

Job Security a Thing of the Past -Vanishing America

Job security in a big manufacturing plant has gone the way of the tailed fin automobile. Today both are quaint notions, remnants of that mythological American dream past. The promises offered by  manufacturing was always a secure path to the

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Motivating the American Worker

There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our  family owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has  been shuttered for decades, but memories of the once booming business lingered with me for years. In the late

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Motivating the American Worker

There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our  family owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has  been shuttered for decades, but memories of the once booming business lingered with me for years. In the late

vintage illustration mid century men in hats

A Field Guide To Mid Century Male Power Brokers

Gals, no reason to worry your pretty little heads trying to figure out that big old scary economy. You  can rest assured that America’s economy will be in safe hands ( albeit tiny) under Donald Trump’s all boys club administration.

vintage illustration mid century men in hats

A Field Guide To Mid Century Male Power Brokers

Gals, no reason to worry your pretty little heads trying to figure out that big old scary economy. You  can rest assured that America’s economy will be in safe hands ( albeit tiny) under Donald Trump’s all boys club administration.

Urban Middle Class – A Thing of the Past

“Want to build a wall around Manhattan?” asks this 1948 ad for Goodyear. Well in 2016 one has already been built. Billionaire Donald Trump’s pipe dream of wanting to build a wall along the Mexican Border of the U.S. may

Urban Middle Class – A Thing of the Past

“Want to build a wall around Manhattan?” asks this 1948 ad for Goodyear. Well in 2016 one has already been built. Billionaire Donald Trump’s pipe dream of wanting to build a wall along the Mexican Border of the U.S. may

The Big Payoff – The Great American Contest

The American Dream of striking it rich by taking a chance on chance has never been more evident than in the afterglow of Powerball fever. That classic recipe for getting rich quick is one-handed down for generations, a potent mixture

The Big Payoff – The Great American Contest

The American Dream of striking it rich by taking a chance on chance has never been more evident than in the afterglow of Powerball fever. That classic recipe for getting rich quick is one-handed down for generations, a potent mixture

Vintage schoolbook illustration jack Money janes Money

Happy Equal Pay Day?

While learning how to count in elementary school …we also learned who counted. “Instructions in arithmetic were geared” the school books informed the reader, “to help the pupil appreciate the ways in which numbers function in the activities of daily

Vintage schoolbook illustration jack Money janes Money

Happy Equal Pay Day?

While learning how to count in elementary school …we also learned who counted. “Instructions in arithmetic were geared” the school books informed the reader, “to help the pupil appreciate the ways in which numbers function in the activities of daily

vintage 1930s photo couple shoveling snow

The Chilling Facts of Income Inequality

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

vintage 1930s photo couple shoveling snow

The Chilling Facts of Income Inequality

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

vintage 1960s family and chart of economic growth

The Gold Standard for The American Dream

The booming economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. It is the benchmark many refer to  when they refer to making America great again or pledge as Ted Cruz did, to “restore the great

vintage 1960s family and chart of economic growth

The Gold Standard for The American Dream

The booming economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. It is the benchmark many refer to  when they refer to making America great again or pledge as Ted Cruz did, to “restore the great

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Summer Vacation With a Vintage View

The summer vacation has long been an American tradition, but not all destinations are created equal. While the 1% are off on their luxurious destination vacations, for many Americans who continue to see their income decline, the prospect of an

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Summer Vacation With a Vintage View

The summer vacation has long been an American tradition, but not all destinations are created equal. While the 1% are off on their luxurious destination vacations, for many Americans who continue to see their income decline, the prospect of an