Category Archives: Economy

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

Vintage WWII Illustration Woman Train worker

How the Mad Men of Madison Avenue Got Rosie the Riveter to Man Up

Once upon a time, women workers were not only highly sought after they were lavished with praise in the media. During WWII when Uncle Sam came calling, American women didn’t just “lean in,” they manned up! Uncle Sam had enlisted

Vintage WWII Illustration Woman Train worker

How the Mad Men of Madison Avenue Got Rosie the Riveter to Man Up

Once upon a time, women workers were not only highly sought after they were lavished with praise in the media. During WWII when Uncle Sam came calling, American women didn’t just “lean in,” they manned up! Uncle Sam had enlisted

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It Ain’t Easy Being Rich

Who said it’s easy being rich? Looks like tough times ahead for those trust fund comic kids Richie Rich and Veronica Lodge. In his state of the Union Address President Obama attacked what he calls the “trust fund loopholes” that

vintage Richie Rich comice

It Ain’t Easy Being Rich

Who said it’s easy being rich? Looks like tough times ahead for those trust fund comic kids Richie Rich and Veronica Lodge. In his state of the Union Address President Obama attacked what he calls the “trust fund loopholes” that

Vintage ad 1939 man on phone getting job

Honey I Got the Job!

Watch how quickly the Republicans take credit for the improving economy while ignoring the fact that the tea party infused obstructionist policies delayed our recovery several agonizing years.

Vintage ad 1939 man on phone getting job

Honey I Got the Job!

Watch how quickly the Republicans take credit for the improving economy while ignoring the fact that the tea party infused obstructionist policies delayed our recovery several agonizing years.

vintage illustration life in 1975

Back to the Future 1975

  Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. Who can resist pondering what great scientific discoveries and technological wonders the future will

vintage illustration life in 1975

Back to the Future 1975

  Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. Who can resist pondering what great scientific discoveries and technological wonders the future will

vintage illustration small businessman

In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

vintage illustration small businessman

In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

Big Win For The Republicans- 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. Corporate powers and wealthy elite are already licking their lips in anticipation of

Big Win For The Republicans- 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. Corporate powers and wealthy elite are already licking their lips in anticipation of

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The Unequal State of America

  When you walk into the voting booth today, vote with income inequality in mind. Cast your vote for candidates who support a strong minimum wage increase and help the hard-working citizens who deserve their fair share. You Might Also

vintage illustration 2 boys

The Unequal State of America

  When you walk into the voting booth today, vote with income inequality in mind. Cast your vote for candidates who support a strong minimum wage increase and help the hard-working citizens who deserve their fair share. You Might Also

vintage ad American dream illustration

Ghosts of American Dreams Past

  Once upon a time the promise of “skies the limit” was fundamental to the American Dream. Now something is fundamentally wrong. The core elements of the American dream are increasingly unaffordable for the majority. Fundamentally Frustrated From millennials saddled

vintage ad American dream illustration

Ghosts of American Dreams Past

  Once upon a time the promise of “skies the limit” was fundamental to the American Dream. Now something is fundamentally wrong. The core elements of the American dream are increasingly unaffordable for the majority. Fundamentally Frustrated From millennials saddled