Day By Day

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Costs Of the Crisis

Excellent photo essay at the Boston Globe website [here] on the global effects of the credit crisis. I particularly like this picture of a few of the 57,000 vehicles unloaded at the Port of Baltimore [mostly because I live not far from there]. These SUVs are sitting and sitting, waiting for customers' orders that aren't coming.

And then there are pictures that illustrate the human costs, like this of a tent city in California. I suspect that, like many of those iconic images of the Great Depression of the Thirties, was posed and costumed -- the flag jacket is a dead giveaway -- but even though the picture is a lie, the sentiment behind it rings true.