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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Politics parallels Great Depression

1934 Chicago Tribune political cartoon

 This is a 1934 Chicago Tribune political cartoon that many say rings true in today's political and economic climate. What do you think?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybee the too big to fail Banks can anny up since they created most of this mess that our country finds itself in.
John Allen

ANTHONY REED said...

MONEY IS NOT WORTH THE PAPER ITS PRINTED ON AND THATS WHY ITS GIVEN AWAY.

ANTHONY REED

Anonymous said...

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND POLITICS, BUT FROM WHAT THE PICTURE LOOKS LIKE THE PEOPLE WERE THROWING AWAY MONEY, AND TRAMPLING ON IT. AS IF IT IS WORTHLESS. CAN WE SAY A REAL RECESSION??

-HAVASHA REED
COM 101

Anonymous said...

Looks as if politicians have to much money and go around throwing away like it's nothing.

Chris Jackson

Anonymous said...

Like Havasha said, When it comes to politcs, I don't fully understand. But I get some of it. But looks like this picture shows that the people know how bad their government is and want something done. It's true to say that this cartoon is rings some issue of todays politcial and economic climate.

Ashley Ramos
Com 101

Linda Ndenga said...

If you look at it as a representation of reckless spending, then yes it does ring SOME bells with today's politics. But remember the needs of the 1930's were different in a lot of ways than today.
Linda Ndenga

Anonymous said...

I don't know the history of 1934 Chicago Tribune. But I was told by a friend that the reason of calling Chicago a "windy city" not just only about the weather there, main reason is the politicians were talking too much. I am not sure whether it is true.

-Junyi Zhu

Anoshe Abbasi said...

I think the cartoon represents that their is no full control in the goverment when it comes to money it almost seems like the goverment is just waisting money on things that dont matter as much.Its the same now with all the budget cost in education where it counts,but no.

Michael J. Jones said...

Some things just don't change...

Maura Goldberg COM101 6002 said...

We have all learned to stay out of debt yet it's the American Way, led by our leaders...MMMM.

dulcenea leae com101-4041 said...

There's always that talk on money when it comes to politics but that money never seems to go to important things such as education, funding for job opportunities, etc. I'm just hearing more debt and less of the things needed to help our current situation with our economy.

Chad Charles said...

Well looks like we have not learned from history after all. I think this could be reposted in todays paper and still be just as relevant. Chad Charles Com 101 6002

taboada hn4041 said...

i agree looks like it a representation of reckless spending by the rich,'pinkies from cloumbia and harvard' on the side of the carriage and the desruction and just moving on to outsourcing thenthe guy writing plan of action seems familiar hmmm