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Washington Monthly | How to Make Conservatism Great Again
But the standard line leaves out what happened next. In 1935, the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of NIRA as unconstitutional. And with that decision, the New Deal completely changed course. Rather than trying to suppress market competition, public policy shifted aggressively and successfully for the next four decades to making markets more open and competitive.
monopoly  anti-trust  fdr  USA  history  WashingtonMonthly 
january 2017 by HispanicPundit
Hoover and DeLong
On whether hoover spent more or less during his era.
fdr  hoover  spending  history  delong  roberts  sidebar 
august 2011 by HispanicPundit
Summers Way Off on FDR and 1941, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Larry is assuming that there was a big military build-up in 1940. 1941 doesn't count because the election that, by his hypothesis, would have driven FDR from office was in November 1940. But there was no big military build-up in 1940. Alexander Field, in his book, A Great Leap Forward, points out that even with a broad measure of military spending that includes Lend-Lease and the government's Defense Plan Corporation, a subsidiary of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, spending in 1940 and 1941 was only 5 percent of the cumulative defense spending that occurred between 1940 and 1945. And certainly 1941 spending wasn't below 1940 spending. Which means that military spending in 1940 was less than 2.5 percent of overall military spending between 1940 and 1945.
fdr  wwii  history  summers  henderson  sidebar 
august 2011 by HispanicPundit
Hoover Was No Budget-Cutter - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic
Hoover did not tighten up on spending.  According to the historical tables of the Office of Management and Budget, spending in 1929 was $3.1 billion, up from $2.9 billion the year before.  In 1930 it was $3.3 billion.  In 1931, Hoover raised spending to $3.6 billion.  And in 1932, he opened the taps to $4.7 billion, where it basically stayed into 1933 (most of which was a Hoover budget).  As a percentage of GDP, spending rose from 3.4% in 1930 to 8% in 1933--an increase larger than the increase under FDR, though of course thankfully under FDR, the denominator (GDP) had stopped shrinking.
hoover  fdr  history  fiscal  deficits  presidency  mcardle  sidebar 
july 2011 by HispanicPundit
Robert Barro | FiveBooks
Five books on the great depression.
fdr  books  history  barro  sidebar 
april 2010 by HispanicPundit
Government makes things better (sometimes) | Free exchange | Economist.com
"The authors estimate the length and severity of recessions in two periods: from 1875 to 1918 and from 1920 to 2007. In the earlier period, real output declines by 7.8% on average during recessions. The average recession has a duration of 6 quarters, and the average expansion lasts 8.3 quarters. During the period from 1920 to 2007, the average decline in real output during recession is estimated to be 5.9%. Recessions last 4.5 quarters on average, while expansions last 17.7 quarters. Downturns before the establishment of a lender of last resort are longer, deeper, and more frequent than they are after."
fdr  financialcrisis  monetary  fiscal  history  economist  sidebar 
september 2009 by HispanicPundit
Was Hoover's No-Wage-Cuts Pledge a Banana Subsidy?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"Hoover's wage stabilization policy wasn't a banana subsidy. It was more like a "voluntary" export quota, where firms consent to one bad thing in order to escape an even worse fate that government has waiting in the wings."
fdr  history  caplan  sidebar 
september 2009 by HispanicPundit
CARPE DIEM: Hoover's Pro-Labor Policy Caused Great Depression
" Pro-labor policies pushed by President Herbert Hoover after the stock market crash of 1929 accounted for close to two-thirds of the drop in the nation's gross domestic product over the two years that followed, causing what might otherwise have been a bad recession to slip into the Great Depression, a UCLA economist concludes in a new study."
FDR  history  perry  sidebar 
september 2009 by HispanicPundit
Robert Barro on Lessons of the Great Depression | The Browser
Interview Barro on the great depression and the New Deal.
fdr  history  barro  sidebar 
may 2009 by HispanicPundit
Greg Mankiw's Blog: Hoover did it!
Unions significant role in the Great Depression...says UCLA economist Lee Ohanian.
fdr  history  unions  mankiw  sidebar 
april 2009 by HispanicPundit
What do you mean by "New Deal"? - Megan McArdle
Some parts were good...some parts bad. Some parts indisputably helped, other parts indisputably harmed.
mcardle  sidebar  history  fdr 
february 2009 by HispanicPundit
A tale of two theories - Megan McArdle
There is a huge divide from what economists think ended the great depression and what the average joe...including historians think.
mcardle  sidebar  economists  history  fdr 
february 2009 by HispanicPundit
Opinion: Government Prolonged Depression - WSJ.com
UCLA and University of Pennsylvania economists argue that FDR prolonged the great depression.
fdr  history  wsj  sidebar 
february 2009 by HispanicPundit
Questioning the New Deal - Michael Barone (usnews.com)
"The New Deal, I argue, was not as popular politically or as sustainable as public policy as is generally believed."
FDR  books  History  USA  barone  sidebar 
october 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (April 28, 2008) - Best and worst of the 20th century
"Most overrated: FDR. Every time I contemplate what the country would look like had Senator Robinson lived to shove the court packing scheme through Congress, I get the cold shivers."
FDR  History  USA  McArdle  sidebar 
april 2008 by HispanicPundit
Townhall.com::How government expansion worsens hard times::By Michael Medved
Setting the record straight on FDR, the New Deal, and government expansion in general.
FDR  History  medved  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
Greg Mankiw's Blog: The New Deal Revisited
Why people keep voting Democrat - intentions matters more than results.
economics  FDR  democrats  History  sidebar 
june 2007 by HispanicPundit
Econbrowser: The New Deal and the Great Depression
"FDR’s New Deal did, in many instances, make the depression worse."
FDR  economics  laissez-faire  History  USA  regulations 
april 2007 by HispanicPundit
New Takes on the New Deal - WSJ.com
Economists duke it out on FDR and the new deal. Econodebate.
economics  History  liberalism  laissez-faire  debates  FDR 
february 2007 by HispanicPundit

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