It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like a Depression
Yesterday, diminutive Robert Reich, one of Obama's economic superfriends and Clinton's Secretary of Labor, frighteningly used the D-word on his personal blog. The 533,000 jobs lost in November, he wrote, "begs the question of whether the meltdown we're experiencing should be called a Depression. We are falling off a cliff." Then this morning our new President of Hope announced a massive a public works program that's going to start with energy efficient lightbulbs. But why stop there? If the federal government is going to start printing money like it's a Depression, let's bring back the old New Deal arts project for artists, musicians, actors, and writers that ran from 1936 through 1943. The Library of Congress hosts a nice collection of posters the old WPA produced. Some of our favorites are after the jump.