Southeast Asian and East Asian flags, pole, 2010 @Philadelphia Art Hotel

US flags are more commonly seen hanging from people’s houses than anywhere else I have been in the world, regardless of whether it is a public or national holiday. With respect to everyday goods, products are mostly made abroad, such as in Southeast Asia and East Asian countries. The relationship between the US and these countries depends largely on imports from these countries and is financed by an  increasingly, and potentially  unsustainable, budget deficit. Different national flags were flown everyday of the countries from which these products were imported.