Posts Tagged: economy

Something to Really Gripe About

Oh, the injustice of it all! Stolen elections are one thing. But an underappreciated First Lady and former fashion model rudely snubbed! How much hardship can one man bear? As usual, Trump’s remarks are way off-key. Griping from the balmy

Something to Really Gripe About

Oh, the injustice of it all! Stolen elections are one thing. But an underappreciated First Lady and former fashion model rudely snubbed! How much hardship can one man bear? As usual, Trump’s remarks are way off-key. Griping from the balmy

vintage illustration family

Husbands -the Breadwinner

Gals, your hubby is going back to work! A collective sigh could be heard from housewives across the country when Donald Trump announced in Michigan “We are getting your husband’s back to work!’ Finally, the ladies can tend to their

vintage illustration family

Husbands -the Breadwinner

Gals, your hubby is going back to work! A collective sigh could be heard from housewives across the country when Donald Trump announced in Michigan “We are getting your husband’s back to work!’ Finally, the ladies can tend to their

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

childhood drawing

A Child’s View of Class

Trump just told the truth: The rich are getting richer Boasting to his fellow 1 percenters, our Commander in Wealth assured them that the biggest in history tax cut will make them all wealthier. So much for the other 99%.

childhood drawing

A Child’s View of Class

Trump just told the truth: The rich are getting richer Boasting to his fellow 1 percenters, our Commander in Wealth assured them that the biggest in history tax cut will make them all wealthier. So much for the other 99%.

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