Between Two Points
This was painted in the early 2001-2003 era. The car on the street was a new two year production car that never made it. The line of immigrants in front of a government building that do not speak English, no one is relating or talking with each other...and they are all in this line seeing this opulent American car and knowing the dream will soon be theirs. In the back you can see the American Flag and other figures below it.
This painting won international honors and best of show.
3 ft by 4 ft Oil on Canvas
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Survival in an Economic Recession
So it became a continued conversation to remember the 'days of old' and stories from our parents and grandparents about The Great Depression. I may have to write about this a bit and get your minds active in positive directions
In the 1920's federal spending was three times larger than tax collections. There were an average of 600 banks failing each year. Land and home values fell 40 percent.Unemployment was horrible because with the coming of "technology" many people were out of a job due to machines. By 1929, the richest 1 percent owned 40 percent of the nation's wealth. Middle class was comprised of 15-20 percent of all Americans. The Construction boom was over. Farmer's share of the national income dropped drastically.
An artificial boom on the stock market inflated everything for a huge fall in 1929.
More than half of all American were living below a minimum subsistence level. The Stock Market fell and the Federal Reserve cut prime interest from 6 to 4 percent. Industrial stocks lost 80 percent of their value. The GNP dropped 31 percent in 1932. Over 13 million American lost their jobs in a two year period.
I don't know about you but I don't want to go here or live like this. What will it take to get your household and economic situation in hand?
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