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.


Blogger Kevin Wells said...


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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