Tag: Great Depression

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  • Closure of America

    Closure of America

    “We are totally prepared for a very long shutdown,” was Trump’s facile justification of an ugly denouement, scarcely realising that a long shutdown hurts millions of people who rely on the government for services and pay cheques.

    December 25, 2018
  • Going ‘Hard’ Left?

    Going ‘Hard’ Left?

    In affluent Western democracies it once was a matter of pure common sense that every citizen was entitled to a decent minimum of publicly provided education, health care, shelter, old age support, workplace representation (unions), legal aid, environmental protection, and a public sector that treated utilities as something other than price-gouging opportunities. After the long …

    September 12, 2017
  • As simple as it can get

    As simple as it can get

    A Square Meal: A Culinary History of The Great Depression, by Andrew Coe and Jane Ziegelman, published in 2016, is an engaging narrative of the struggle to place food on tables in American households during the Great Depression that lasted from 1929 to 1939. It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the …

    May 25, 2017