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FDR and the great depression
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November 24, 2011, 03:18 AM
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FDR and the great depression
I know this is old but I had to dredge it up. What do you think of this? FDR is supposed to be untouchable but I do think some of his stuff was disastrous, government setting of prices for example.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR...-5409.aspx
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November 24, 2011, 06:36 AM
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FDR was a wannabe dictator like Obama. Government control was his ultimate objective.
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November 24, 2011, 06:59 AM
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RE: FDR and the great depression
More revisionist history from the right. He wasn't perfect but he was damn near one of the best we've ever had. This study has been debunked BTW.

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November 25, 2011, 12:21 PM
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RE: FDR and the great depression
(November 24, 2011 06:59 AM)golfer1 Wrote:  More revisionist history from the right. He wasn't perfect but he was damn near one of the best we've ever had. This study has been debunked BTW.

I'd like to see a link to that. What about all the wage and price fixing? I don't think we would have gotten out if it werent for ww2.

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November 25, 2011, 12:42 PM
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RE: FDR and the great depression
(November 25, 2011 12:21 PM)freedom1 Wrote:  I'd like to see a link to that.

http://www.openleft.com/diary/10644/

(November 25, 2011 12:21 PM)freedom1 Wrote:  What about all the wage and price fixing? I don't think we would have gotten out if it werent for ww2.

Unemployment was dropping even before ww2. It would have been hell if we had just let the private sector destroy itself. That's what they did for the first couple years and look how that turned out.

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November 26, 2011, 11:58 AM
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RE: FDR and the great depression
(November 25, 2011 12:42 PM)golfer1 Wrote:  Unemployment was dropping even before ww2. It would have been hell if we had just let the private sector destroy itself. That's what they did for the first couple years and look how that turned out.

Dropping? Yeah, maybe a point a year. It stayed in the double digits. We only returned to anything even resembling normalcy after we bombed the hell out of the rest of the world.
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