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Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

A Roadside Recession Lesson


Signs such as this one in Indiana have popped up across the country. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post

NEAR ANDERSON, Ind.--Michael and I had seen hundreds of billboards about foreclosures and job loss and depression, and then we saw this one: "Interesting fact about recessions…they end."

It wasn't selling anything. Turns out the "Recession 101" messages are on display across the country courtesy of an anonymous donor who wants to help the nation collectively "take a deep breath," according to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America's website about the campaign.

Other Recession 101 messages say: "Nobody can repossess your future;" "Self-worth beats net worth;" "Stop obsessing about the economy, you’re scaring the children;" "It's a test not a final; Chill (Hysteria feeds recessions)."

By Theresa Vargas  |  September 10, 2009; 9:12 AM ET
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I love it! We, the working people need to show confidence in our economy. This too shall pass--pass it on!

Posted by: keb09 | September 10, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

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