The federal reserve bank became the Central Bank of the United States in 1913, a central bank already existed in England from as far back as 1694 when the government of King William III was in desperate need of money.
This clock shows in real time the amount of debt in trillions of dollars while displaying work force numbers, debt per taxpayer, number of unemployed, house prices, bankruptcies and median income comparisons.
San Bernardino, another middle class "All-America City" is now bankrupt, the poorest city of its size in California, and a symbol of the nation's worst urban woes.
Funny what photographers find on the street once they start looking. Robert Frank found latent disillusion; Gary Winnogrand found random social clarity; Phillip Lorce DeCorcia found the breadth and depth of exchange.