#TBT: Happy You’re Broke Day

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.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work is published in print and online publications, including “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4 and “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. All her books are available on Amazon. Currently, she publishes Space and Time Magazine, a 52 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com.
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