I don't usually run ads, but the flaws inherent in the government-structured economy don't always bite back with the vengeance they're now inflicting:
For a short summary of what governments did to turn the 1929 correction, itself a product of the Fed's credit-created bubble of the twenties, into a decade-and-a-half long slump, Lawrence Reed's 'Great Myths of the Great Depression' [sixteen-pages in PDF] is what you need to read.
What are you waiting for? There are politicians already out there who intend to to use the current crisis to to inflict the same sort of damage.
(And, for those who know Rothbard's reputation, this is one of his books that is worth reading.)