Category Archives: FDR and the New Deal

Out of Control

As this extraordinary year ends you get news stories like this:   Investors are preparing to close out the last three trading days of 2008, a year in which Wall Street has logged its worst performance since Herbert Hoover was … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come

Future History, as a genre, is a hoot, but oddly compelling – you look around you and, seeing what you see, you extrapolate. The classic comes from 1933 – H. G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come. From the … Continue reading

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Blame, Responsibly and the Economy

It seems to be generally accepted that the president can do little to influence the economy – he (or eventually, she) cannot keep the markets from crashing, or make them soar, or force banks to lead, or force consumers to … Continue reading

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