the economy

I made this in October 2008 during the economic meltdown at that time, and unfortunately, it's relevant again. Last time, it seemed that people were shocked and sad. This time they're pissed. This wasn't supposed to happen again.

Witness the Occupy Wall Street protests (see the #occupywallstreet activity on twitter), a movement that's spreading to other cities. North American media has been largely dismissive, but outlets from other parts of the world seem to take it much more seriously (good excerpts on Reddit).

I am disheartened by the current economic state of the world, but I am hopeful when I see so many people willing to speak out against corporate greed and corrupt politics, making noise on Wall Street and all over the internet, and starting a larger conversation about what kind of world we really want.

(Marker and paint on corrugated cardboard.)