By Robert Higgs | Sunday February 1, 2009 at 12:18 PM PST | 14 Comments
I’ve been a little too busy to read the 647-page “stimulus” bill the House just approved and the Senate is set to consider. So, for the moment, I must rely on what others, such as the Wall Street Journal, are reporting about this $825 billion statute. Given the gargantuan amount of money being appropriated...
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Tags: Amtrak, Bailouts, Barack Obama, Budget and Tax Policy, Economics, food stamps, Keynesian economics, Law, Medicaid, National Endowment for the Arts, Politics, pork, stimulus, Taxation, The State, unemployment insurance, Welfare
By Robert Higgs | at 9:07 AM PST | 0 Comments
Over the years, I have undertaken a series of studies of the political economy of the Great Depression and World War II. Some of the more important ones appear in revised form as chapters 1-5 in my book Depression, War, and Cold War (2006). I have recently made another brief study along these lines, and it has been...
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Tags: American History, Civilian Conservation Corps, Economics, FDR, Franklin Roosevelt, Great Depression, Labor, National Youth Administration, New Deal, The State, Unemployment, War, World War II