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Category: Economic Depression

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Economics

Friday, October 09, 2015

Why This Feels Like an Economic Depression for Most People / Economics / Economic Depression

By: James_Quinn

Everyone has seen the pictures of the unemployed waiting in soup lines during the Great Depression. When you try to tell a propaganda believing, willfully ignorant, mainstream media watching, math challenged consumer we are in the midst of a Greater Depression, they act as if you've lost your mind. They will immediately bluster about the 5.1% unemployment rate, record corporate profits, and stock market near all-time highs. The cognitive dissonance of these people is only exceeded by their inability to understand basic mathematical concepts.

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Politics

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Depression and the Economy of a Country / Politics / Economic Depression

By: Harry_Dent

My father worked in politics with many great leaders. I also had the opportunity to speak, and work with many great communicators and entrepreneurs. It’s appropriate for most people to admire accomplished leaders… but on the inside, they also get envious. They wish they could be like them.

Remember the old adage — be careful what you wish for.

I’ve noticed, and with few exceptions, that most great leaders or entrepreneurs experience some major challenge early on in life that forces them to rise up against it. Reacting to this dilemma, they develop strengths most people never will

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Economics

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The US Great Depression 1920/21 / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Jonathan_Davis

Never heard of it?

Come on sure you have. You know of the Great Depression of the 1930s. So you must know of the Great Depression of 1920/21.

No?

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Economics

Friday, August 24, 2012

Professor Bernanke’s Terrifying Blindness on the Great Depression / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Michael_S_Rozeff

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith all his scholarly study of the Great Depression, Prof. Bernanke is blind to several truly major factors that caused the Great Depression. His is a blindness that he shares with very many other economists of this day and age. Their condition can be described as "a certain state of mind" that they share that prevents them from seeking out, seeing and saying what is before their eyes. And what is this state of mind? It is to defend the status quo and to stay within the comfortable bounds of conventional beliefs that support the system as it is. This spares them from confronting other institutions and their own.

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Economics

Saturday, July 28, 2012

U.S. Drought Disaster Depression Agricultural Commodities Crops Report / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Richard_Mills

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBecause of the worst drought since 1988 the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared a federal disaster area in almost one-third of all the counties in the United States - more than 1,300 counties covering 29 states, the largest disaster declaration ever made by the USDA. Only in the 1930s and 1950s has a drought covered more land.

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Economics

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, Learning From the Great Depression / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Jesse

Liaquat Ahamed, author of Lords of Finance, The Bankers Who Broke the World, discusses the parallels between the Great Depression and the Financial Crisis of today at The American Academy of Berlin.

I concur heartily with Mr. Ahamed on the primary causes of the bubble and collapse, especially with regard to the enormous policy errors of the Greenspan Fed.

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Economics

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Look at What 'Worked' in the Great Depression / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHere is a fairly simple picture of some of the major metrics during the Great Depression. Too simple yes, but it tracks most of the major indicators.

Hoover followed a policy of 'deleveraging,' that is, allowing for the economy to liquidate its prior excesses without changing much else. The Fed did respond to this crisis by expanding the monetary base fairly significantly as you can see.

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Economics

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Great Depression 80 Years Later, Same Culprits, Same Rage / Economics / Economic Depression

By: James_Quinn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe young man stands on the edge of his porch
The days were short and the father was gone
There was no one in the town and no one in the field
This dusty barren land had given all it could yield
I've been kicked off my land at the age of sixteen
And I have no idea where else my heart could have been
I placed all my trust at the foot of this hill
And now I am sure my heart can never be still
So collect your courage and collect your horse
And pray you never feel this same kind of remorse
Dust Bowl Dance - Mumford & Sons

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Economics

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Revisionist History and the Great Depression / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Andy_Sutton

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver the past several years, the term ‘Great Depression’ has made a grand re-entry into the American mainstream and has as a consequence become perhaps one of the most misunderstood terms. We are told it was everything that it wasn’t and that it wasn’t everything that it was. Like many important historical events, there is a good bit of revisionist history at work with regards to those dark 12 years in American history when it seemed as though there was nothing but despair and governments tripping over themselves to fix something they didn’t have the tools or the business monkeying with in the first place. Think of it like a butcher going to work on the engine of a ’57 Chevy with baseball bat. The results are predictable.

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Economics

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The "Great Depression" and the "Great Recession" FAQ / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Asha_Bangalore

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere have been frequent questions from clients and partners about the “Great Depression” and the recent recession, which is often called the “Great Recession.” Here are five important aspects that should help to put the two periods in historical perspective.

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Politics

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Politicians Repeating Public Proclamations & Denouncements of Early-1930s / Politics / Economic Depression

By: Aftab_Singh

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn light of the monetary woes that have spread across the globe, I thought I’d demonstrate that the continuing montage of oratory acrobatics coming from our politicians are not a new thing. Here, I show a few examples of the demagogic proclamations that emerged during the early-1930s.

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Economics

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Great “Depression” / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Howard_Katz

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday I would like to continue my discussion of the (so-called) Great Depression as this is the giant lie which is behind most of the other economic lies which have deceived so many people and cost them so much money.

What is a depression?  It is a period in a country’s economic history where the large majority of the people become poorer.  It is alleged that such a period occurred in the early 1930s.  I have pointed out previously that Economic Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, reports that during this period Americans shifted from margarine to butter.  They increased their per capita meat consumption (from 129 lb to 144 lb.).  And they gave (substantially) more to charity.  Further, real wages rose during this period, and the savings of the average American increased in value (buying power) by 30%.  This does not sound like a getting poorer to me.

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Economics

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Economics of Great Depression Scrip / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Clifford_F_Thies

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAccording to Paul Krugman, a contributing cause to a depression is hoarding and, concerning this, I have no real quarrel.[1] It is concerning the ability of the market to address the problem of hoarding, versus the need for government intervention because of hoarding, on which I disagree.

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Economics

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Forgotten Economic Depression of 1920 / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Thomas_E_Woods

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt is a cliché that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones — and often deliberately so.

Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. That's what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as "unpredictable."

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Economics

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Great Depression of the 14th Century / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Murray_N_Rothbard

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMost people — historians not excepted — are tempted to think of economic and cultural progress as being continuous: in every century people are better off than in the one preceding. This comforting assumption had to be given up quite early when the Dark Ages ensued after the collapse of the Roman Empire. But it was generally held that after the "renaissance" of the 11th century, progress in western Europe was pretty well linear and continuous from that point to the present day.

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Economics

Friday, October 30, 2009

Krugman, The Gold Standard and the Great Depression / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Robert_Murphy

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePaul Krugman has concentrated his fire recently on those "thumping their chests" over the falling dollar. He has particular scorn for those recommending a return to the gold standard. In Krugman's view, a simple look at the historical facts will show that it was a superstitious fetish for the yellow metal that prolonged the Great Depression.

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Economics

Monday, September 07, 2009

Robert Prechter Warning Economic Depression and Financial Crisis Worse To Come / Economics / Economic Depression

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear reader,

Robert Prechter of Elliott Wave International in his recent 10 page newsletter (download for free) challenges the economic recovery hype with hard facts and independent analysis, and insightful charts. You’ll find out why the worst is NOT over and what you can do to safeguard your financial future.

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Economics

Monday, August 10, 2009

Is Everything You Learned about the Great Depression Wrong? / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Q1_Publishing

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat if I asked you to forget everything you ever learned about the Great Depression?

You’d say I was crazy.

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Economics

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ben Bernanke on the Great Depression / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Clif_Droke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA major result of last year’s credit storm is a lingering sense of dread and foreboding among investors. Many are waiting for the proverbial “other shoe to drop” as the memories of last year’s crisis, and its attendant economic effects, are still fresh in mind.

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Economics

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Great Depression Revisited / Economics / Economic Depression

By: MISES

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHans F. Sennholz writes: Although the Great Depression engulfed the world economy many years ago, it lives on as a nightmare for individuals old enough to remember and as a frightening specter in the textbooks of our youth.

Some 13 million Americans were unemployed, "not wanted" in the production process. One worker out of every four was walking the streets in want and despair. Thousands of banks, hundreds of thousands of businesses, and millions of farmers fell into bankruptcy or ceased operations entirely.

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