February 28, 2013
I found this image recently. It's from the Library of Congress-(public domain). It is from the mid 1930's when half the country was unemployed. These young adults were suppose to be on strike and this was probably a propaganda image for the times since this photo would have cost them their jobs. What struck me was the wages. 17 cents an hour. I started working when I was 15 back in the late 60's and I was paid $2.35 an hour. Took 30 years to raise the wages $2.18. That averages out to approximately 7 cents per year! It's been another 40+ years (at about .12 cents per year) and what are the wages like today?
World-Wide Poverty for the masses.
I usually don't get on the soap box, but heck why not stir the pot occasionally. :-D