The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes
A New History of the Great Depression

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In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today.

 

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Amity Shlaes writes a syndicated column for Bloomberg View and directs the Four Percent Growth Project at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Forgotten Man and The Greedy Hand. Shlaes chairs the jury of the Manhattan Institute's Hayek Book Prize and has won both the Hayek and the Bastiat Prize for Journalism. She is a trustee of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 512 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History. Non-fiction

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Shlaes (The Greedy Hand, 1999, etc.), a senior visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist at Bloomberg, brings to the Great Depression a flair for revealing anecdotes and a debater's moxie that slides into contrarianism.

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Amity Shlaes argues that Roosevelt and his big government programs did nothing to end the Depression.

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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes 464pp, Jonathan Cape, £25 The original Forgotten Man was the creation of the 19th-century Yale economist William Graham Sumner, who wrote of this social paradigm that "he works, he votes, generally he prays - but he alway...

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Congress passed a bill declaring that any company which paid executives more than $15K was not eligible for government loans, and a few years later, passed a vote for a fifteen percent pay cut for themselves.

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National Review Online

Most of what the Democrats think they know about the New Deal–and will be celebrating, yet again, this week in Denver–simply isn’t so.

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National Review Online

Other New Deal skeptics are interviewed at length in Randall Parker’s books on economists and the New Deal.

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Business Week

Patterson's off-the-target portrayal of Ayn Rand's work left me with one thought: I have now read the work of the type of person Rand would have called a "looter."

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During their first debate on Thursday evening, Gibson said that “this is not the time to raise taxes, not in the middle of a recession” in response to a question about letting the Bush-era tax cuts (Gibson referred to them as “the people’s tax cuts” and Murphy, D-Glens Falls, referred to them as ...

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