USA 34

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These are reflections on a seemingly simpler time when petrol cost under a dollar a gallon and we were not under an OPEC embargo. These pictures look back from a few years later when the price of a postage stamp had gone up to thirty four cents, in 2001. Both these prices seem quaint from today’s vantage point, no doubt. Remember a romanticized USA: the classic diner fronted by motorcycles, the bowling alley, the fall foliage. But there were cracks in the concrete and in the American Dream: eg the homeless guy in the park. No matter how high the prices around him soar, him and his buddies are still making the same chump change.

Starting with very neutral observations, Russil’s counter-culture philosophy began to take shape…