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    The past 30 years have been devastating for the American worker, leaving a once vibrant middle class financially paralyzed, as the majority of Americans today no longer believe the American Dream is attainable.  Down These Mean Streets is a 175 foot long collage that tells the story of the American Dream through the eyes of the forgotten, those who have been left behind in the ashes of the Great Recession—those who played by the rules all their lives only to be told they were no longer needed, their job could be done cheaper somewhere else, those who have been left without any options, those who have watched the promise of the American Dream disappear right before their eyes.  This visual narrative offers a close examination of the American journey within the past 4 years and the events from the past century that led us here: the post-WWII manufacturing prosperity from 1947-1974, the economic policies of the Reagan administration and the impact of business deregulation, privatization and massive cuts in non-military domestic discretionary spending, and, finally, how September 11th shattered the notion of American invincibility and instilled fear throughout the nation.

  • Down These Mean Streets, 2012, b. frank books
    Down These Mean Streets, 2012, b. frank books
  • Welcome To America
    Welcome To America
  • We Must Tackle Those Challenges At Home
    We Must Tackle Those Challenges At Home
  • Lights Out, Mourning In America
    Lights Out, Mourning In America
  • Downsizing A Superpower
    Downsizing A Superpower
  • Searching For The Truth In A Place Made Of Lies
    Searching For The Truth In A Place Made Of Lies
  • Going, Going, Gone Times Nine
    Going, Going, Gone Times Nine
  • You Make, We Take
    You Make, We Take
  • Borrowing Trouble
    Borrowing Trouble
  • The Dangers Of Deregulation
    The Dangers Of Deregulation
  • The Art Of Wreaking Havoc With Other People
    The Art Of Wreaking Havoc With Other People's Money
  • Making Out Like A Bandit
    Making Out Like A Bandit
  • The Human Disaster Of Unemployment
    The Human Disaster Of Unemployment
  • Nowhere To Run
    Nowhere To Run
  • American Dreams Devastated
    American Dreams Devastated
  • As Technology Evolves, The Old Jobs Aren
    As Technology Evolves, The Old Jobs Aren't Coming Back
  • Big Companies Moral Choice
    Big Companies Moral Choice
  • Invitation To A Beheading
    Invitation To A Beheading
  • Inflation Is Outrunning The Earnings Of Workers
    Inflation Is Outrunning The Earnings Of Workers
  • Politics First, Economics Last
    Politics First, Economics Last
  • Life Is Grim, And Then Things Tend To Get A Lot Worse
    Life Is Grim, And Then Things Tend To Get A Lot Worse
  • Income Segregation Impedes Social Mobility
    Income Segregation Impedes Social Mobility
  • Sell Drugs Or Go Jobless
    Sell Drugs Or Go Jobless
  • Young, Black, Male, And Stalked By Bias
    Young, Black, Male, And Stalked By Bias
  • A Cruel Budget, Callous Cuts To The Core
    A Cruel Budget, Callous Cuts To The Core
  • A Government Bailout Saved The Auto Industry, But The City Of Detroit Was Left Behind
    A Government Bailout Saved The Auto Industry, But The City Of Detroit Was Left Behind
  • Too Much Blood, Sweat And Tears
    Too Much Blood, Sweat And Tears
  • The Terror Continues, School
    The Terror Continues, School's Out Forever
  • They Call It The American Dream Because You Have To Be Asleep To Believe It
    They Call It The American Dream Because You Have To Be Asleep To Believe It
  • Oh, The Places We Could Go
    Oh, The Places We Could Go
  • The Standard Of American Quality Slip-Sliding Away
    The Standard Of American Quality Slip-Sliding Away
  • Plenty In Reserve
    Plenty In Reserve
  • Costs Of A Deadly Obsession
    Costs Of A Deadly Obsession
  • Executions Should Be Televised
    Executions Should Be Televised
  • Lasting Scars, After Long Battle, War Changes A Man
    Lasting Scars, After Long Battle, War Changes A Man
  • Looking At What Can
    Looking At What Can't Be Seen
  • Ambush After Ambush: Fighting To Stay Alive
    Ambush After Ambush: Fighting To Stay Alive
  • The Land Of Broken Promises
    The Land Of Broken Promises
  • The Streets Are Red, The Chalk Lines Are White, And The Bodies Are Blue, These Colors Don
    The Streets Are Red, The Chalk Lines Are White, And The Bodies Are Blue, These Colors Don't Run
  • Lobbyists, Guns And Money
    Lobbyists, Guns And Money
  • Death Comes Calling Once Again
    Death Comes Calling Once Again
  • Gruesome And Gory, A Chaotic Fairy Tale Gone Terribly Awry
    Gruesome And Gory, A Chaotic Fairy Tale Gone Terribly Awry
  • The Qualities Of Leadership Lost In A Haze
    The Qualities Of Leadership Lost In A Haze
  • Living In A Citizen
    Living In A Citizen's United World
  • SEC Did Not Deliver Justice For The American People
    SEC Did Not Deliver Justice For The American People
  • For The Executive With Everything, Save Your Soul
    For The Executive With Everything, Save Your Soul
  • $1.74 Trillion Of Lies, Damn Lies
    $1.74 Trillion Of Lies, Damn Lies
  • Empty Factories, Bullets In Slow Motion
    Empty Factories, Bullets In Slow Motion
  • Less Than A Living Wage, Take It Or Leave It
    Less Than A Living Wage, Take It Or Leave It
  • Corporate Citizenship, Utter Lack Of Patriotism
    Corporate Citizenship, Utter Lack Of Patriotism
  • Policy-Making Billionaires, How Congress Occupied Wall Street
    Policy-Making Billionaires, How Congress Occupied Wall Street
  • When Men And Their Institutions Fail, Justice Falls On Deaf Ears, Hides In Plain Sight
    When Men And Their Institutions Fail, Justice Falls On Deaf Ears, Hides In Plain Sight
  • Health Care Is Going To Be The Debt Of Us
    Health Care Is Going To Be The Debt Of Us
  • From American Middle Class To Out On The Streets
    From American Middle Class To Out On The Streets
  • A Nation Stirs
    A Nation Stirs
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