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The worldwide Great Depression of the 1930s was the most traumatic event of the twentieth century. It ushered in substantial expansions in the role of governments around the world, focused attention on social insurance, and for a time bolstered socialist economic ideas as a form of cure. Skepticism about the effectiveness of government withered as the free market failed, and it seems safe to say that Keynesian economics would not have flourished if the depression had not occurred. While this severe contraction has been extensively examined, we are just now thanks to increasingly sophisticated analytical techniques beginning to comprehend its causes and the reasons for the extremely slow recovery that occurred in the United States. Much of this analysis, though, remains in specialized studies that are visited mainly by economists and economic historians. In Rethinking the Great Depression, Gene Smiley draws upon this recent scholarship to present a clear and nontechnical analysis for the general reader. He explains the roots of the depression in the 1920s, the efforts of the New Deal to combat the economic crisis, and the legacy of these efforts in World War II and the postwar years. He offers new insights and some surprising conclusions: that the causes of the Great Depression lay in the dislocations caused by World War I and the attempt to reconstitute an international gold standard in the 1920s; that the New Deal, regardless of its good intentions, adopted misguided fiscal and monetary policies that prolonged the depression in the United States beyond what it should have been; that World War II, rather than stimulating an end to the depression, actually postponed a full recovery until 1946.

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Drawing upon recent economic scholarship to present a clear and nontechnical analysis, Mr. Smiley offers new insights and some surprising conclusions about the causes of the Great Depression, the consequences of the New Deal, and the economic effects of World War II. An accessible survey...challenges the popular belief that the Great Depression demonstrates the instability of markets and the need for goevernment oversight and direction. --Journal of Economic Literature. A widely accessible and clearly written summary of the main causes of the Great Depression and its legacy for economic policy. --David C. Wheelock, EH.Net

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Smiley draws upon recent advances in economic analysis to present a clear and nontechnical portrait of the Great Depression.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566634717
Author:
Smiley, Gene
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Business cycles
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
New Deal, 19
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Ways Series
Series Volume:
Bd.4
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
179
Dimensions:
8.24x6.56x.56 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing upon recent economic scholarship to present a clear and nontechnical analysis, Mr. Smiley offers new insights and some surprising conclusions about the causes of the Great Depression, the consequences of the New Deal, and the economic effects of World War II. An accessible survey...challenges the popular belief that the Great Depression demonstrates the instability of markets and the need for goevernment oversight and direction. --Journal of Economic Literature. A widely accessible and clearly written summary of the main causes of the Great Depression and its legacy for economic policy. --David C. Wheelock, EH.Net
"Synopsis" by , Smiley draws upon recent advances in economic analysis to present a clear and nontechnical portrait of the Great Depression.
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