Amity Shlaes on the Great Depression

EconTalk | 4 June 2007 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Amity Shlaes about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. Covers Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the economics of the New Deal and the class warfare of the 1930s.

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  1. An excellent podcast. The Great Depression still shapes our politics, but largely via misconceptions, such as that President Hoover exemplified a laissez-faire response, or that the New Deal was a systematic success.

    In other words, what I learned about the Depression in high school was wrong.

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