Recession CardsBack in 2010, I wrote a post about recession and sorry-you-got-laid off greeting cards. At the time, I thought it was a novelty that would fade when the economy improved, but five years later it looks like they may be here to stay.

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I offer up “Capitalism At Its Best – Happy “You’re Broke” Day,” first published July 5, 2010. From what I see on the news, not much has changed for our economy. Here’s an excerpt:

We can’t tie the knot without tying ourselves to years of debt, express love without diamonds or have girl time without $5 coffee.  We are a nation of drivers that scream about oil spills.  We want change but not if we have to.

Read the entire post here.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at authortunities.substack.com.

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