Landlordism: a vampiric octopus (Northrop, circa 1910) This postcard copyright by W B Northrop shows the octopus of “Landlordism” – renting out a property (or absent landlord) –  with its arms enclosing parts of London. In the enclosures are the names of the landlords and their earnings from rent. An interesting aspect to this, is according […]

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“The English Octopus: It feeds on nothing but gold” by (or published by) William “Coin” Hope Harvey was published in Coin’s Financial School 1894. It shows the “Rothschild” octopus either squatting on or replacing the UK. It has dendritic limbs that stretch over the globe/map1 into gold producing areas which also show national debts amongst […]

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Greenspan and the Economic Slowdown (Anderson, 2003) Alan Greenspan sits in a boat beset by rough seas and the octopus of ‘Economic Slowdown’, and is attempting to fend it off with arrows and harpoons of ‘Rate Cuts’ (Artist: Nick Anderson). Source: Nick Anderson (2003), Washington Post Writers Group,http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/store/add.php?iid=4626

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