posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 10:28 AM
I will have to check this out later when I am not on the mobile setup. Darn slower connection speed. And I checked it out.
Horatio Alger-ism at its best. The modern commentary was interesting. A surprise that people in 1948 still had not returned the trust in banks was no
shock to me. Many people that came through the depression did not return to banking. In fact, I would argue that banks did not fully recuperate until
the dropping of the gold standard and the rise of the credit card and of course inflation.
Prior to the dropping of the gold standard, an average fair was for the week was roughly an ounce of gold in purchasing power. Quite different than
today's average wage. With the credit cards and the extra printing of money throughout the 1970's , inflation rose to all time highs. Not only
because there were more physical bills in the system but virtual money was being created at an exponential rate. 70's, 80's 90's up until about
With 40 years of imaginary wealth, someone was bound to want to see it for themselves.
Now let's couple that with 50 yeas of rapid change. Post-WWII boom (lack of industry in other first world countries meant the US carried the slack
for the world) Sexual revolution and Civil rights movement . (neither of these events were wrong and should have happened far earlier than they did
but it added racism and sexism t the mix) Nixon caught with his hand in the cookie jar (yes there was other political corruptions previously--but this
real brought out the Rep. vs. Dem. to the forefront--politism) and toady corporatism and globalism and environmentalism.
Sure the cartoon does warn against these things, but failed to prevent them. But we got the bigger houses, shiny items and fancy cars right?
An unheeded warning is as useless as ignoring the problem. Sadly, this is all this cartoon is.
[edit on 23-10-2009 by Ahabstar]