Great Depression

 
Our fears don’t tell the whole story
Our fears don’t tell the whole story
Do humanity’s best days lie ahead or behind us? It’s the eternal question in the post-Enlightenment world. We were forged and evolved in fear;...
The history of 100 days: From Napoleon to Ramaphosa
The history of 100 days: From Napoleon to Ramaphosa
The 1932 presidential election was the most important in the 132 years since the United State had become an independent republic. Decades of...
Now is the time for workers to fight for socialism
Now is the time for workers to fight for socialism
The sixth presidential council of the World Federation of Trade Unions is meeting in Johannesburg from February 9 to 12 at a time when billions of...
US searches for a cultural response to economic hardship
US searches for a cultural response to economic hardship
By any standards, watching Jeff Nichols's much lauded film Take Shelter is a haunting experience. Its central character, Curtis LaForche,...
Road to hell paved with bank bailouts
Road to hell paved with bank bailouts
I stumbled out into the autumn sunshine, figures ricocheting around my head, still trying to absorb what I had heard. I felt as if I had just...
Financial crisis revives memories of Great Depression
Financial crisis revives memories of Great Depression
When Wall Street crashed in 1929, retiree Helen Haas remembers lining up with her mother at a Chicago bank to withdraw her $50 in savings -- and...

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