Archive for June 2015

Syd Hoff: The Upper Crust – Cartooning Capitalism

June 19, 2015

Syd Hoff (1912-2004) was a cartoonist and children’s book author. In 1933, Hof began contributing political cartoons to leftist newspapers and magazines such as The Daily Worker and New Masses under the pseudonym, A. Redfield. Hoff also drew cartoons for the New Yorker magazine under the title of “The Ruling Clawss.”

Below are two of Hoff’s political cartoons that speak to the economic inequality that existed between the wealth class and the working class in the 1920’s and ’30’s. These cartoons could just as well have been drawn today to cartoon the economic inequality that exists in the United States and World.

The cartoons are entitled “The Upper Crust.”

Upper Crust Vitamins Washington New Dealer A. Redfield Syd Hoff

Upper Crust Madame Washing New Dealer

Information about Syd Hoff can be found here.

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Robert Reich on “3 Economic Myths”

June 8, 2015

“Robert Reich breaks down the 3 biggest economic myths.”

The Big Picture: Strengthen Unions

June 8, 2015

“Robert Reich says inequality has skyrocketed as unions have weakened. That is no accident and it’s why we have to strengthen unions now!”