Posts Tagged: economy

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

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

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American

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

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 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 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

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 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