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  •  Income Inequality (0+ / 0-)

    With  income inequality becoming the defining issue in this country today, a look at the  the stark division seen in vintage Depression era advertising seems oddly familiar.

    As banks were failing, home evictions seem oblivious to the crumbling economy around them rising, and breadlines at soup kitchens lengthening, winter meant only one thing to those with deep pockets- a winter vacation as ads for winter cruises, ski vacations ran along side ads for budget saving meals.
    While  rampant unemployment and poverty became more and more common the wealthy lived in a world that remained insular arrogant and out of touch. Sound familiar? Take a look

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