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Great Depression (1929)

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  • Why the economy still feels worse than it looks

    Stop with the Great Depression comparisons, already! So argued economist Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon University in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed piece that caused a stir in the economics community. Meltzer???s central point was that...
  • Is this economic downturn just what the doctor ordered?

    If the recession has you worried about paying for visits to the doctor, here???s a small silver lining: a new study strengthens the link between a bad economy and good health. The Great Depression that began with the stock market......
  • Are we depressed yet?

    Are we depressed yet?
    A grisly banner was held aloft the other day at a demonstration on Wall Street. Its graphic message advised denizens of the street to "Jump!" It was a frightful reminder of perhaps the most widely believed legend about the Great Depression of the 1930s;...
  • America's economic meltdowns

    America's economic meltdowns
    To listen to the pundits, one would think that today's banking crisis and financial meltdown is something rare and exotic. But those who stayed awake in their history classes know that financial panic is a familiar "plot device" in the drama of modern...
  • Eisenhower's roads to prosperity

    In his Dec. 6 radio address, President-elect Barack Obama vowed to "create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s." The story of President...