Newsweek has published an article that shows, even in an economic downturn there’s money to be made. In this case, (ironically) it’s all about the Great Depression. They note that Depression era fashions have come back into style, and that people are running with this idea by having Depression themed parties. Demand for media about the time period has grown as well. Interesting data, but what does it all mean? Are people finding the image of being incredibly poor somehow romantic? It’s more likely that they’re mining history for tips on how to survive in lean times.

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