Tag Archives: recession
Last week was a low point, both financially and mentally. Dropped $3000 in car repairs, which may very well be my financial undoing. Getting shaken down for this much money in the run up to the holidays doesn’t make the situation any better. So when a friend posted this image of vintage food stamps (pictured) on Facebook this morning, it reminded me how much my savings have depleted during the recession, and how close I live to the edge of potential poverty.
Back in November 2010, Austin Hargrave wrote about his experience photographing the homeless who live in the tunnels beneath Las Vegas. His photographs appeared in Matthew O’Brien’s book, Beneath the Neon, which documents the people who live (for a variety of reasons) in the drainage tunnels beneath the city. With homelessness numbers in Las Vegas tripling since 2009, it makes you wonder if the tunnels have seen an influx of residents in the last year.
Looking for personal stories from individuals who lost a job in the months and/or years following the stock market crash of 2008. The submissions will be edited and published in the epilogue to Death of a Good Job, a zine/micro memoir that will be independently published sometime in 2012.
In Mitt Romney’s estimation, the best way he can play to his strengths is to ONLY talk about the economy and how LOTS of shit’s gone real bad on Obama’s watch. And really, why not. Since politics is about winning elections and has nothing to do with solving problems, Romney’s just following the rules, right?
Anyhow, Elspeth Reeve over…