A Short Introduction to The Great Depression & The New Deal




Eric Rauchway, an American historian at UC-Davis (and an old grad school colleague of mine), published a timely book earlier this year, The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction. And it sets him up perfectly to talk about an historical moment that’s now back on our minds.

Rauchway appeared last week on EconTalk (iTunesFeedMP3), a podcast that’s getting some play lately, and spent a good hour surveying the economic crisis that all others will be measured against. The conversation starts with the aftermath of World War I, where John Maynard Keynes saw the economic problems beginning. (Read online his 1919 book, The Economic Consequences of the Peace.) Then, it moves through the 1920s, the stock market crash, Hoover’s attempts to restore stability (which weren’t as bungling as his historical reputation now suggests) and finally FDR’s New Deal and the effects of World War II. If you have an hour, you’ll learn a good deal.

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  • I don’t get it I don’t even know where’s the introduction start.

  • rakau gestoph says:

    to build the mind is to build the character and the attitude of a man because every action,motive,and behaviour is confine within the bounderies of the state ofg the mind ,the state of deliverance is limited by the truth you have aquired.that is why the bible says..you shall hear the truth and the truth shall set you free..when your mind is liberated by the truth,then your body will possess what is in the mind..thefore change your mind to change your character.

  • rakau gestoph says:

    GOD IS LOVE

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