Thursday, July 28, 2016


These are my older siblings on our stoop in the late 1930s toward the end of The Great Depression. There was another one who died as an infant a few years later, then I came along in 1942. They're all gone now except for my sister Irene, the child on the lap of the eldest. No one wanted the world economy to ever again be as bad as it was then, and thanks to FDR and Democratic reforms, it hasn't been, until Bush Jr. and 2008, when even those who supported the policies that brought on The Great Recession thought there was gonna be another Great Depression. But Obama's policies kept that from happening. Whatever else he may have gotten wrong, his presidency saved the world from repeating the 1930s.

No comments: