Saturday, January 27, 2007

Capitalist realism


Margaret Bourke-White, At the Time of the Louisville Flood (1936-37), reprinted in Picturing the South: 1860 to the Present (Ellen Dugan ed., 1996). Hat tip to Arse Poetica, via Ann Bartow of Feminist Law Professors.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kevin Wells said...

Wow.

This picture sums up so many of our social problems into one image. I would try and add something poetic or profound, but the picture itself is enough, I think.

Good picture.

1/27/2007 8:02 AM  
Anonymous arse poetica said...

Thanks for the link, Jim!

It is a fantastic photo and much deserving of a wider audience. We have so few checks to reality, it seems, in this day and age, and this is certainly one of them.

1/29/2007 12:31 AM  
Blogger beedubs said...

It's a great photo, but what does this have to do with capitalism? The depression? No, raising taxes and tightening the money supply in the face of a recession is not a tenet of capitalism. FDR? Not exactly a fan of economic freedom. The flood? No. The racism? No, slavery and Jim Crow were anithetical to every subset of liberty, including economic liberty.

2/08/2007 6:42 PM  

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