30 August 2013

Weekend Furlough

It's a three-day weekend here in the States, as we mark the close of summer with Labor Day. Not to clamber up on a soapbox here, but I can't help reflect on the irony of the holiday, with the job market stagnant while income inequity has soared. In 1946—the date of this beautifully rendered appliance advert—the US unemployment rate was 3.9%; today it's about double that figure. But reading the last line ['Design it better, make it better'] of the copy, I do notice one optimistic similarity between these times: A resurgent dedication to quality.

Have an excellent weekend, dear readers.

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