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A New Study of the Political Economy of the Great Depression and World War II

Over the years, I have undertaken a series of studies of the political economy of the Great Depression and World War II. Some of the more important ones appear in revised form as chapters 1-5 in my book Depression, War, and Cold War (2006). I have recently made another brief study along these lines, and it has been…
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FDR and Dirty Dancing: Porn-to-School Act (or, What I Learned While Studying the New Deal)

With bailouts for banks and Big Business, the media is snickering at the porn industry’s plea for a federal bailout. Sales of pornographic DVDs have plummeted as Americans zipped up their wallets and spent money on other necessities. But the media refuses to feel the pain of sex workers. Apparently, “too big to fail”…
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