The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal

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by Robert Murphy
     
 

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In this timely new P.I. Guide, Murphy reveals the stark truth: free market failure didn't cause the Great Depression and the New Deal didn't cure it. Shattering myths and politically correct lies, he tells why World War II didn t help the economy or get us out of the Great Depression; why it took FDR to make the Depression Great; and why Herbert Hoover was more like… See more details below

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In this timely new P.I. Guide, Murphy reveals the stark truth: free market failure didn't cause the Great Depression and the New Deal didn't cure it. Shattering myths and politically correct lies, he tells why World War II didn t help the economy or get us out of the Great Depression; why it took FDR to make the Depression Great; and why Herbert Hoover was more like Obama and less like Bush than the liberal media would have you believe. Free-market believers and capitalists everywhere should have this on their bookshelf and in their briefcases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596981133
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Series:
Politically Incorrect Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
396,871
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

Thomas E. Woods
"Today's central planners cower from the truth about the Great Depression and the New Deal like Dracula before a crucifix. Robert Murphy eviscerates the fantasy version of these episodes that is used to justify destructive and idiotic policies today. You almost feel sorry for the propagandists while reading this book. Almost."--(Thomas E. Woods, Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse)
Burton W. Folsom Jr
"A thorough and impressive critique of FDR and the New Deal which should be required reading in all modern U.S. history and economics courses. I highly recommend this insightful book."--(Burton W. Folsom, Jr., Professor of History, Hillsdale College and author of New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America)
Gary Wolfram
"Dr. Murphy explains in insightful fashion why the conventional wisdom is neither conventional nor wisdom. He is not only a good economist but can turn the reader into a good economist."--(Gary Wolfram, William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Hillsdale College)
Robert Higgs
"Robert P. Murphy's splendid guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal is a clear, compelling account of an era that even most economists get wrong. Now that many people are clamoring for a rerun of the New Deal, you owe it to yourself to find out what such a sequel would entail. Murphy's book is the best place to begin your quest."--(Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow in Political Economy, The Independent Institute)
Paul Congressman Ron
"Bob Murphy's Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression provides defenders of liberty the intellectual arsenal they need to counter the myth that capitalism caused, and government cured the Great Depression. Read this book and understand why massively increasing government is not change we can believe in."

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