What do the Great Depression and Pieter Bruegel the Elder Have in Common?

Funny how things are sometimes. For instance, yesterday I was listening to the soundtrack to Oh Brother, Where Art Thou and up came the song “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, which is a song first recorded in 1928 by Harry McClintock. In case you’re not familiar with either soundtracks or Depression-Era folk music, the song is essentially about a hobo’s paradise, full of plentiful food, alcohol, … Continue reading What do the Great Depression and Pieter Bruegel the Elder Have in Common?