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    History Repeats Itself...Pay Attention, Bitches!

    Cartoon from 1934...Chicago Tribune...look carefully at "Plan of Action for U.S." in the lower left corner:



    http://www.chicagotribune.com/health...,7114709.photo
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    Trotsky looks like a hipster...he needs a PBR...

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    Lets see, 1934, wasn't that the year that the US started to recover from the great depression?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCHorn View Post
    Trotsky looks like a hipster...he needs a PBR...
    I need a PBR, and its only 11;20 am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightin' Buck View Post
    Lets see, 1934, wasn't that the year that the US started to recover from the great depression?
    No34

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    Quote Originally Posted by maninblack View Post
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    then when?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightin' Buck View Post
    then when?
    When FDR provoked the Japs into attackin' Pearl Harbor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightin' Buck View Post
    then when?
    I would argue it started in roughly 1945 or so after the war and the ending of New Deal policies.

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    Y'all are wrong. GDP began to grow from its lowest point in 1933. That's "starting to recover." Y'all are pointing to the point when it got past the point of being feeble and susceptible to backsliding (start of war) and totally recovered (end of war). Of course y'all are doing so because you're politically unable to acknowledge the reality of the recovery of the 1930s, and that government intervention was necessary to end the GD (war is the ultimate economic stimulus; see also backsliding in '37 caused by FDRs panicked nearly balanced budget), so your responses are predictable.

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    so, lets see, GD started in 1929. FDR starts new deal spending in 33 (highest unemployement of GD at this time). economy as measured by GDP and unemployment starts to slowly recover. FDR, under pressure from "fiscal conservatives" passes balanced budget in 37, economy dips. FDR returns to spending, economy slowly creeps back up. WWII takes spending to new heights, by end of war, economy was rolling, ushering in boom of late 40s and 50s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightin' Buck View Post
    so, lets see, GD started in 1929. FDR starts new deal spending in 33 (highest unemployement of GD at this time). economy as measured by GDP and unemployment starts to slowly recover. FDR, under pressure from "fiscal conservatives" passes balanced budget in 37, economy dips. FDR returns to spending, economy slowly creeps back up. WWII takes spending to new heights, by end of war, economy was rolling, ushering in boom of late 40s and 50s.
    The federal budget went from $98.4 billion in 1945 to $33 billion in 1948. By your logic it should have thrown the economy into a tailspin. Why didn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizzou415 View Post
    U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that the official unemployment rate was still 17.2 percent in 1939 despite seven years of "economic salvation" at the hands of the Roosevelt administration (the normal, pre-Depression unemployment rate was about 3 percent). Per capita GDP was lower in 1939 than in 1929 ($847 vs. $857), as were personal consumption expenditures ($67.6 billion vs. $78.9 billion), according to Census Bureau data. Net private investment was minus $3.1 billion from 1930–40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maninblack View Post
    U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that the official unemployment rate was still 17.2 percent in 1939 despite seven years of "economic salvation" at the hands of the Roosevelt administration (the normal, pre-Depression unemployment rate was about 3 percent). Per capita GDP was lower in 1939 than in 1929 ($847 vs. $857), as were personal consumption expenditures ($67.6 billion vs. $78.9 billion), according to Census Bureau data. Net private investment was minus $3.1 billion from 1930–40.

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    Didn't BHO promise that unemployment wouldn't exceed 8% if his stimulus was passed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by austintx71 View Post
    Bangalore holding on line 2 $#@!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maninblack View Post
    The federal budget went from $98.4 billion in 1945 to $33 billion in 1948. By your logic it should have thrown the economy into a tailspin. Why didn't it?
    you're shifting the goalposts (as well as showing a misunderstanding of keynesian principles of warming and cooling aggregate supply/demand). however, you are demonstrating why keynesian economics are now irrelevant as well due to the inability for the feds to draw down from 98.4 to 33 ever again.

    you are wrong on this one.

    and that cartoon is deliciously ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maninblack View Post
    U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that the official unemployment rate was still 17.2 percent in 1939 despite seven years of "economic salvation" at the hands of the Roosevelt administration (the normal, pre-Depression unemployment rate was about 3 percent). Per capita GDP was lower in 1939 than in 1929 ($847 vs. $857), as were personal consumption expenditures ($67.6 billion vs. $78.9 billion), according to Census Bureau data. Net private investment was minus $3.1 billion from 1930–40.
    seems reasonable to compare mid-depression unemployment figures to pre-depression unemployment figures instead of the 22.5% figure towards the beginning of the depression...[/rolleyes]

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidis View Post
    seems reasonable to compare mid-depression unemployment figures to pre-depression unemployment figures instead of the 22.5% figure towards the beginning of the depression...[/rolleyes]
    The point was it is ridiculous to hold up FDR and his policies as anything but atrocious. There have been depressions throughout the history of this country and none took nearly as long to recover from than the one the government got the most involved in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maninblack View Post
    The point was it is ridiculous to hold up FDR and his policies as anything but atrocious. There have been depressions throughout the history of this country and none took nearly as long to recover from than the one the government got the most involved in.
    why? because you say so? do you have a but-for analysis as to what would have happened to the u.s. economy were it not for those policies?

    notwithstanding the reshifting of the goalposts, it is your opinion that the depressions of 1807, 1837, 1873, and 1893 can in any way be compared to what happened from 29-39?

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    What was the labor participation rate or whatever it is called for the depression years?

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    WWII had nothing to do with the recovery. Recovery began when the Fed got over the tight money bull$#@! that got us in trouble to begin with. Obvs there was a beginning of a recovery when there was a beginning of a break from gold.

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    It had everything to do with it. And it happened before we got directly involved. Beginning in 1940 we started supplying England to keep them in the fight. Takes a lot of workers to build all those bombs, tanks, planes, support vehicles, guns, etc. For a while we were supplying that to more countries than just ourselves.

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    the lefties are right to shovel because money is like manure in that it really stinks up the place when concentrated in an area and helps things grow when spread around like a ferterlizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maninblack View Post
    The federal budget went from $98.4 billion in 1945 to $33 billion in 1948. By your logic it should have thrown the economy into a tailspin. Why didn't it?
    Because by then the private sector recovered enough to pick up the slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat09 View Post
    Because by then the private sector recovered enough to pick up the slack.
    You're just guessing, aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clear lake horn View Post
    You're just guessing, aren't you?
    If he guessed, he guessed correctly.

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    So, when is Obama going to provoke WWIII?

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    Quote Originally Posted by softlynow View Post
    Y'all are wrong. GDP began to grow from its lowest point in 1933. That's "starting to recover." Y'all are pointing to the point when it got past the point of being feeble and susceptible to backsliding (start of war) and totally recovered (end of war). Of course y'all are doing so because you're politically unable to acknowledge the reality of the recovery of the 1930s, and that government intervention was necessary to end the GD (war is the ultimate economic stimulus; see also backsliding in '37 caused by FDRs panicked nearly balanced budget), so your responses are predictable.
    Actually I believe FDR's "reforms" actually extended the GD longer than it would have gone if those policies were not in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennesseehorn View Post
    Actually I believe FDR's "reforms" actually extended the GD longer than it would have gone if those policies were not in place.
    At least you're honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightin' Buck View Post
    Lets see, 1934, wasn't that the year that the US started to recover from the great depression?
    ????
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    you know what finally turned around the US economy? Interning all the $#@!ing Japanese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maninblack View Post
    The point was it is ridiculous to hold up FDR and his policies as anything but atrocious. There have been depressions throughout the history of this country and none took nearly as long to recover from than the one the government got the most involved in.
    I'm not taking a political stance on this one, but I consider the relative immaturity of modern economic theory to be a larger player in the length of the great depression. Banks were largely unregulated back then, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maninblack View Post
    The federal budget went from $98.4 billion in 1945 to $33 billion in 1948. By your logic it should have thrown the economy into a tailspin. Why didn't it?
    Do you mean the recession of 1945, or the recession of 1949? The post WWII recession really didn't end until The Korean War, which was followed by another recession in 1953. This is basic economic history and before you grasp onto your alternative economic theories it would behoove you to learn something about it.

    I think the current preoccupation with the nature of money has caused people to take on some very strange and frankly silly ideas. Inflation can't be a strictly monetary phenomenon (as today's gold patriots insist) unless the monetary effect of spending also factors into productivity and thus growth and recession.
    In other words, you are using a Keynesian perspective to reject a Keynesian perspective.

    The question isn't whether monetary phenomena are real. The question is whether inducing the phenomena are worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotActuallyALonghorn View Post
    What was the labor participation rate or whatever it is called for the depression years?
    Very high. You either worked or you starved. No social safety nets outside of charity/churches/family/neighbors. Plus life expectancy was around 55-60. Not a lot of dead wood laying around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armybrat View Post
    Didn't BHO promise that unemployment wouldn't exceed 8% if his stimulus was passed?
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorTexasFan View Post
    Nope.
    Actually his administration did...if you want to parse words...project or predict.

    In other words the public was led to believe that, just like when he said he was going to have a transparent administration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armybrat View Post
    Actually his administration did...if you want to parse words.
    Well, at least you're admitting what you're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolemite View Post
    Very high. You either worked or you starved. No social safety nets outside of charity/churches/family/neighbors. Plus life expectancy was around 55-60. Not a lot of dead wood laying around.
    Not for women. In the 1930s the participation rate was ~90% for men, ~30% for women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softlynow View Post
    Not for women. In the 1930s the participation rate was ~90% for men, ~30% for women.
    Not surprised of it being so low for women since it was a physical labor based economy. FDR must have figured that since life expectancy was 60, that most people wouldn't draw SS but maybe 5 years before dying. That with 7 workers to each SS recipient it must have appeared fiscally reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staboned View Post
    thats great
    Would have KILLED with a colored boy reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightin' Buck View Post
    Lets see, 1934, wasn't that the year that the US started to recover from the great depression?
    No that would be 1941 or there abouts. The new deal was saved by the war. The recovery that was coming in fits and starts, from 31 thru 39 was being fueled by massive govt spending offset by pretty small gains in economic recovery, I believe.

    Nothing like a good world war to jump start enecomy.

    The only thing keeping the country from falling right back into economic doldrums after the war was the fact we were the only country left standing with a fully functioning industrial infrastructure capable supplying goods and wares to the rest of the world....you know capitalism.

    Our military might (one of the few things our govt has been successful at) backed with capitalism saved the country and the world for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorTexasFan View Post
    Well, at least you're admitting what you're doing.
    And you refuse to admit Obama's failure to do what he led us to believe his policy would accomplish.

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    Our economy is built upon high amounts of personal debt, low savings rates, and a general lack of individual responsibility. No president can fix that -- the onky thing that can is actual consequences for poor choices. That being said, Obama needs to go becuase he obviously isn't fixing anything.

    I am in the minority, but my belief is that we the people are the problem, not our government.

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    Our government could end all of the things it does that give preferences for debt.

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