All posts tagged: FDR

Video: Debate on FDR’s Depression Policies

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Economics / Political Commentary

This is an important discussion to have in our current crisis, and in trying to decide just how much the government should be doing, if anything, to pull us out of the recession. Economists have spent 80 years trying to understand the causes of the Great Depression, but the debate that has gained attention in recent years centers on the reasons why it was so deep and so prolonged. America has seen many depressions, and […]

“Liberalism” and its changing identity

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Economics / Political Commentary / Society & Culture

I’ve decided never to use the term “Liberal” again. Or rather, I’m not going to use it to refer to someone who seeks further government expansion and intervention into the marketplace and our individual lives. The term originated during the enlightenment, when concepts of natural rights and democracy were catching on like wildfire in the western world. Revolutions in nearly every country followed, and the idea of limited government and free markets replaced monarchism and […]