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In Photo Exhibition, the Poor of 1935 Have Much to Say to the Poor of 2010new

When Colleen McDannell first began curating Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography 1935-1943, an exhibition of photographs from the last economic depression, we were not in the current one.
New Haven Advocate  |  Mark Oppenheimer  |  01-26-2010  |  Art

How Deregulation Led to the Current Bank Collapsenew

In 2000, Sen. Phil Gramm attached a rider to an appropriations bill to deregulate derivatives trading and other complicated financial instruments like collateral debt obligations. This was the effective nail in the coffin for the FDR-era Glass-Steagall Act, which was created to prevent a repeat of the crash of 1929.
Charleston City Paper  |  D.A. Smith  |  10-09-2008  |  Economy

Thinking About Herbert Hoovernew

Comparing McCain to Hoover without appropriate historical context is about as penetrating as comparing him to Nero or Marie Antoinette, two other enduring symbols of coldhearted public servants.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Liz Spikol  |  09-29-2008  |  Commentary

Face the Economic Tough Times by Cooking Up Some 1930s-Style Foodnew

In May, one of the nation's largest cooking sites,, reported that traffic to recipe pages using low-cost ingredients nearly doubled in the first three months of the year and that searches for low-cost foods increased as much 107 percent. In June, I wrote about the recession-led increase in sales of Spam luncheon globs. And all that was before the economic downturn had turned into an economic smackdown.
San Diego CityBeat  |  D.A. Kolodenko  |  09-24-2008  |  Food+Drink

Oracle and the Mountain Rises From the Depths of Depressionnew

When his previous band, the indie/alt-country outfit the Great Depression, called it quits in late 2003, Dale Naron thought that he was finally done with music.
The Memphis Flyer  |  J.D. Reager  |  08-08-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Proposed Foreclosure Moratorium Bill in Michigan Recalls 1930s Legislationnew

You know things are getting bad when legislators start drafting new bills modeled on laws originally enacted as a way to help people survive the Great Depression. But that's the spot we're now finding ourselves in when it comes to the issue of home foreclosures.
Metro Times  |  Staff  |  06-10-2008  |  Economy

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