A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 25, 2013
Hope Bubble

A “hope bubble” is a a philosophy of hope that someone has. “Hope bubble” has been cited in print since at least 2002, but the term became popular since 2008. Barack Obama successfully won the presidency in 2008 on a campaign of hope and change; Shepard Fairey drew a famous Obama “HOPE” poster. Many articles since 2009 were of the Obama “hope bubble” bursting.

The stock market had large declines in 2008 with the bursting of the housing bubble. Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse wrote in June 2013:

“They seem to have forgotten what happened back in 2008.  When the financial markets crashed, millions of Americans lost their jobs.  Because most of them were living on the financial edge, millions of them also lost their homes.  Unfortunately, most Americans seem convinced that it will not happen again.  Right now we seem to be living in a ‘hope bubble’ and people have become very complacent.”


Wikipedia: Barack Obama “Hope” poster
The Barack Obama “Hope” poster is an image of Barack Obama designed by artist Shepard Fairey, which was widely described as iconic and came to represent the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. It consists of a stylized stencil portrait of Obama in solid red, beige and (pastel and dark) blue, with the word “progress”, “hope”, or “change” below (and other words in some versions).

Serbia Forum
noninterventionist_uk
September 16 2002, 1:35 AM
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In a predictably short period of time the fragile ‘hope bubble’ of multi-culturalism had been burst.

GoogleGroups: alt.geek
Jim Blackburn
8/1/04
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Hate to burst your hope bubble, but for some people they either take a very, very long time to materialize, or never do materialize.

The Street
Final Market Bubble Pops: Hope
BY Stanley Bing, Contributor | 02/18/09 - 02:03 PM EST
I read yesterday, as the idiot wind blew the market down another couple hundred points, that the final bubble had popped.

The hope bubble. We had it for a time. Now it’s gone.

The Huffington Post
Kathleen Reardon.
Professor, USC Marshall School Of Business
Posted March 24, 2009 | 06:27 PM (EST)
What to Do Before the Hope Bubble Bursts
Barack Obama, despite the massive problems he faces, is a popular president.

Network for Business Sustainability
Avoiding The “Hope Bubble”: Investing In Financial Literacy Of Social Entrepreneurs And In Social Literacy Of Investors
February 5, 2012 by Johanna Mair
For many years, we have been trying to stimulate entrepreneurial activity to address some of the most stubborn as well as newly arising social needs and problems. Today, we are at an inflection point: the path forward looks different than the one we’ve travelled.

The Economic Collapse
Not Prepared: 17 Signs That Most Americans Will Be Wiped Out By The Coming Economic Collapse
By Michael Snyder, on June 24th, 2013
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They seem to have forgotten what happened back in 2008.  When the financial markets crashed, millions of Americans lost their jobs.  Because most of them were living on the financial edge, millions of them also lost their homes.  Unfortunately, most Americans seem convinced that it will not happen again.  Right now we seem to be living in a “hope bubble” and people have become very complacent.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, June 25, 2013 • Permalink