Tag Archives: Great Depression

A song about building the American Dream, railroads, towers, war, then being tossed aside to beg for change

Most Americans know the lyrics of this depression-era song. Now they know what it was about.   They used to tell me I was building a dream, and so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, or … Continue reading

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You get your weather forecast at the grocery store DUH!

My Grandpa, 27 year veteran of the Army, was also a staunch Democrat mostly because of Roosevelt and his emergency actions to stop the Depression from destroying America. As bad as it was, it could have gone worse. I know … Continue reading

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Our prejudice against tent-dwellers

What do home-enabled Coloradans have against disadvantaged people forced to live in tents? The Great Depression saw migrant workers having to subsist under canvas, striking miners have been forced from their homes and into camps in Ludlow and before that … Continue reading

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Deficit truths meet truth deficiency

So, I heard different stories when I was a kid, then started to research them later, about what pulled America out of the Great Depression. One theory was that the “Alphabet Administration” With the REA, TVA, CCC, WPA etc pulled … Continue reading

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Apres nous, le Depression

If it matters what to call this financial crisis, what is it? Is America in a recession? When does a deep recession approach a depression? When is an economic crash revealed to be a collapse? Before we can rename the … Continue reading

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