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Economists have noted how work hours for white collar, college-educated workers began to become extreme in about the 1980s, and at the same time, social surveys were picking up a heightened sense of economic insecurity in this same group. Some people say we’re working more because we want more stuff (like that stupid Cadillac commercial that made me so angry I wrote a piece about it). While it’s true that household debt and spending on “luxury” items have gone up at the same time, it’s also true that wages have been stagnating and the costs of basic things like health care, housing, and education have gone through the roof—the cost of college has blown up nearly 900 percent in recent decades. When was the last time anyone outside hedge fund managers and the 1 percent got a 900 percent raise? Against that backdrop comes technology and the ability to be connected 24/7 - which leads to a feeling of constantly being “on call,” that you can never quite get away from work, that the boundaries that used to keep work more contained have bled and spilled over into the hours of the day that used to be for family, for self, for leisure, for sleep.
Talked about this a bit in discussion today. Feeling of desperation drives a lot of crazy things we have going on today.
One of the coolest things about Oak Cliff is the way things survive here and are lost in the rest of Dallas. Above are hand painted grocery signs, popular before the age of computers.
A little bit of history:
back in the day every store had a in-house sign maker. Each sign was made by hand. Sometimes taking up to an hour for 3 signs. The sign maker would have 100 or more signs to do a week pending on what items were on sale.
Today it is done at the home office of The grocery chains. Probably made by some soulless computer program.
In Los Angeles there is a store that is dedicated to selling these one of a kind pieces of art. I want us to look at these prices of art and Acknowledge the beauty.
I will talk with the person that is responsible for the signs for a bit of an interview for a later post.
This lost art form found at Jerry grocery store at 532 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX.
P.s. Also they have great tacos there.
I miss my ‘hood…. damn it the feels…. OAK CLIFF GOD DAMN IT
Surrre Paul. That’s not what you meant. eyeroll