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Great Myths of the Great Depression

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Published on Jan 15, 2012

Lawrence Reed in his essay, "Great Myths of the Great Depression," argued that destructive government policies produced America's Great Depression. He set out to debunk what he called the 20th century's greatest myth: free markets caused the depression and government intervention brought about economic recovery. This video won first place in The Foundation for Economic Education's 2012 film competition.
Read the original essay here: http://www.fee.org/articles/great-myt...
Reed is president of The Foundation for Economic Education: http://fee.org
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This video uses public domain archival footage and historic photographs from archive.org and The National Archives.

Music In Order of Appearance

"Eyes Gone Wrong," Kevin MacLeod, (incompetech.com)
"Constancy, Part II," Kevin MacLeod, (incompetech.com)
"Adagio with Horns," Samuel Barber, 1936
"The Charleston," Paul Whiteman, 1930s
"Dark Was the Night," Blind Willie Johnson, 1927
"Brother, can you spare a dime?" Rudy Vallee, 1925-1934
"The June Bugs Dance," Paul Whiteman, Date Unknown
"Aase's Death, Peer Gynt, Op. 23" Edvard Grieg, 1875

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