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  •  Alternative view FDR (0+ / 0-)

    I myself am dubious about the claim that the Great Depression was resolved by Federal job creation. I am not the only one to believe that WW II and the reworking it demanded of the economy, plus the destruction of European infrastructure, provided the conditions that actually returned us to economic health. And Krugman is not only not the last word on the subject, he's not even the last Nobelist economic word. Here, for instance, is another take (if you have access to academic databases, you can call up the entire article): http://newsroom.ucla.edu/...

    •  keep trolling (3+ / 0-)

      the economy was recovering well before we entered the war, and the war spending itself was keynesian, although war should not be necessary to spur federal spending.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 05:27:52 PM PDT

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    •  and btw (1+ / 0-)
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      linking to a hoover institute economist is not exactly krugman or stiglitz.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 05:29:27 PM PDT

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      •  Why is it (0+ / 0-)

        that anything that even vaguely suggests disagreement must be the work of a troll? Give me a break!

        On the substance, of course a trained economist such as yourself (you are a trained economist, aren't you?) must be aware that there is a great deal of disagreement as to the causes and cures of the Great Depression. But you, of course, have nailed the thing so completely that it is not necessary that you say even one word in defense of your position. It is enough that you point out that the link (to something from UCLA, not to Hoover, which is at Stanford—do try to keep up) is to (gasp!) someone who is neither Stiglitz nor Krugman. The endorsement by yet another Nobel-winning economist, that's of no interest.

        I return you now to the very insular world which encases you.

        •  you're a troll because you consistently troll (0+ / 0-)

          with right wing garbage. and i know this is hard, but one can teach at a different school and still be a hoover fellow. like ohanian. they are both right wing revisionists.

          http://www.salon.com/...

          how interesting that you found them.

          The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

          by Laurence Lewis on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 07:53:44 PM PDT

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