Monday, 10 September 2012

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: Great Myths of the (First) Great Depression

Here’s the message about tonight’s meeting, from our friends at the Auckland Uni Econ Group:

Hello all,
Sadly, the history of The Great Depression continues to grow more relevant by the day, yet today very little is known about--at least, very little that is true.

This week, we look at a few of the many myths around the Great Depression, and ask:

  • Was the Depression really a Crisis of Capitalism?
  • Did margin trading on the share market truly bring on the Crash?
  • Which great economist lost his shirt in the Crash he never saw coming?
  • Did the Fed really do too little to help?
  • Did Herbert Hoover just sit back and watch things get worse?
  • Were Franklin Roosevelt there, and Michael Savage here, chiefly responsible for getting things back on track?
  • Was it World War II that finally brought about the Recovery?

Join us tonight as we examine these stories and many more about the FIRST Great Depression.

All welcome!

    Date: Monday, September 10
    Location: Room 215, Level 2, Business School, Auckland University
   Time: 6pm – 7pm

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  1. Pro-Capitalist10 Sep 2012, 12:14:00

    PC, can you post a youtube video of your regular monday economics' lecture so that those of us who are not in auckland can watch it online? The various topics you have posted here for the monday lectures are interesting but sadly, I (and others) can't watch it.

  2. That would be possible. *If* I had a volunteer to film and post them...

  3. What's wrong with a tripod?


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