This week’s first roundup link (below) is a real keeper. From the Denver Post:
These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.
I studied each of the photographs for quite a while, and found myself going through a range of emotions. Some are sad, troubling even. Though times are tough for many, few can relate to the despair of rural America in the Depression era. And while seeing such despair does make me sad, it also makes me feel great pride in the perseverance of the American people.
We’ll get through this, as we have previous recessions, depressions, double-dips, downturns, wars, and other calamities. We will endure. We will innovate. We will adjust. We will persevere.
The Frugal Roundup
Do Credit Cards Take From the Poor and Give to the Rich? Here is an interesting piece on how fees and rewards on credit cards take from the less fortunate. (@Get Rich Slowly)
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