According to his website:
Martin Armstrong author of the Economic Confidence Model based on an 8.6 year business cycle theory inspired by the work of Nikolai Kondratieff. Martin A. Armstrong is currently serving a five year sentence at Fort Dix Camp in New Jersey. He continues his economic and financial writings from prison and hand draws many of the covers of the reports. Thanks to Jennifer for showing me the New Yorker article on Mr. Armstrong. Wikipedia on Kontradiev: Nikolai Dmitriyevich Kondratiev (Николай Дмитриевич Кондратьев) (4 March 1892 – 17 September 1938) was a Russian economist, who was a proponent of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in the Soviet Union. He was executed at the height of Stalin’s Great Purge.
The top picture is of the historic church in Oysterville. The church is unlocked and inside is a beautiful and tuned piano and pump organ. It says not to play the pump organ…but I did anyway. I played the Stephen Foster song “Hard Times Come Again No More” on both of them. It was written in 1854 (the same year Oysterville was founded) and I found it chronologically appropriate for the building.
Oysterville was established in 1854. It was a hub of oyster farming as the name suggests. It was the seat of Pacific County until the seat was relocated to South Bend in 1893.
On February 3, 1893, all of the county records and books were stolen in order to move the county seat from Oysterville to South Bend, Washington. However, it had been agreed upon that the seat would be moved to South Bend. There is a sign telling the story of this incident across from the historical Oysterville school.- Wikipedia