Sunday, November 23, 2008

The New Deal Didn't Always Work

Professor Tyler Cowen of George Mason University discusses America's Great Depression and the New Deal. From the New York Times...

"In short, expansionary monetary policy and wartime orders from Europe, not the well-known policies of the New Deal, did the most to make the American economy climb out of the Depression. Our current downturn will end as well someday, and, as in the ’30s, the recovery will probably come for reasons that have little to do with most policy initiatives."

Read the rest here.

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