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In my study of the Great Depression, I argued that the Depression could be seen as resulting from governments doing too little, or too much.  In a laissez-faire world the Great Depression would not have happened, nor would it have happened if governments took as much responsibility for AD stabilization as they do today (and [...]
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Great Depression

Business & Finance / Economics : Overcoming Bias (5 years ago)

Conventional wisdom tends to treat President Hoover as a clueless advocate of laissez faire who refused to stimulate the economy in the dramatic downturn. Franklin Roosevelt, on the other hand, was the heroic leader who both saved t... Read Post

Making Thanksgiving Real: Rejoice in Our Ability to Challenge the Pervasive Injustice in American Society

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (1 hour ago)

"You may be 38 years old as I happen to be, and one day some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause--and you refuse to do it because you are af... Read Post

Don't argue about politics this Thanksgiving. Just don't.

News : The Week: News & Opinion (4 hours ago)

Imagine this scene on Thanksgiving day. The turkey is partly carved, the mashed potatoes are being passed around. Your Mother: What are you thankful for? You: Well, if I can say so, I'm thankful for ObamaCare because it was great th... Read Post


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