Is Alimony Fair? Anti-Silver Cartoon


Divorcee–Allow me to thank you, judge, for this decree, but I notice you allow me only $10 a week alimony. That will purchase only as much as $5 would on the old basis and I’m afraid I can hardly meet my expenses.
Judge–I’m very sorry, madam, but as your late husband’s salary is only $30 a week, just what it was before prices doubled, I do not see how I can allow you any more with justice. His income is worth only $15 a week on the present basis.”

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 11 September 1896

Spitballs, Spray Guns and Stock Brokers–When Working On Wall Street Was Wacky


This post goes out to Terry who judging by his about page is a true Jack-of-all-trades at

He has three blogs and some very cute dogs.

Thanks for taking the time to explain a bit of the market to me!