Lessons from the Great Depression

Lessons from the Great Depression

by Peter Temin
     
 

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Do events of the 1930s carry a message for the 1990s? Lessons from the Great Depression provides an integrated view of the depression,
covering the experience in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States. It describes the causes of the depression, why it was so widespread and prolonged, and what brought about eventual recovery.

Peter Temin also

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Do events of the 1930s carry a message for the 1990s? Lessons from the Great Depression provides an integrated view of the depression,
covering the experience in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States. It describes the causes of the depression, why it was so widespread and prolonged, and what brought about eventual recovery.

Peter Temin also finds parallels in recent history, in the relentless deflationary course followed by the
U.S. Federal Reserve Board and the British government in the early 1980s, and in the dogged adherence by the Reagan administration to policies generated by a discredited economic theory -- supply-side economics.

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Based on the proceedings of an October 1986 conference in Philadelphia. Topics include the intergenerational transfer of resources, the role of employers, reimbursement changes, Medigap, health promotion and prevention, long-term care provisions, and options for the future of Medicare. Temin (economics, MIT) provides a brief but powerful view of the Depression, covering the experience in Britain, France, and the US. He describes the causes and effects of the Depression as well as the eventual recovery. He explains events within a unified Keynesian model of the international economy, and suggests contemporary applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262700443
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/08/1991
Series:
Lionel Robbins Lectures
Edition description:
MIT Press Paperback Edition
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Charles Maier

Peter Temin's lucid discussion rescues the history of the great world economic crisis from the fatalistic conservatism that has become so fashionable in recent years. The analysis is instructive both for those with little formal training in economics and for those with a sophisticated grasp of theory.

From the Publisher
"Peter Temin's lucid discussion rescues the history of the great world economic crisis from the fatalistic conservatism that has become so fashionable in recent years. The analysis is instructive both for those with little formal training in economics and for those with a sophisticated grasp of theory." Charles Maier , Harvard University

Meet the Author

Peter Temin, Elisha Gray II Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, is the author of Lessons from the Great Depression (MIT Press) and other books.
He is a coauthor of The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System
Fell Apart and How to Fix It
.

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