19 Dec 2008

Great (and Depressing) TV Show About the New Deal

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Bryan Caplan and David Henderson have been raving about this half-hour Canadian show on the New Deal, and boy they were right. Like David, I intended to just watch a few minutes, and finally around 20 minutes into it I decided to stop agonizing, and just resolve to watch the whole thing.

What’s really amazing is that even the pro-FDR guys only rebut the anti-FDR guys by saying things like “Roosevelt wasn’t trying to fix unemployment, he was trying to revamp American capitalism, so he succeeded in that respect” and of course “He made Americans feel good.” (Not exact quotes but close.)

I think I’m going to write a book about this.

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