Wednesday, March 24, 2010
In lecture last Thursday, my topic was the great slide into depression from 1929 to 1932-33, and I ended - in the obvious place - by emphasizing the lack of consensus about why it happened. A couple days later, a student pointed me to this video. Not sure what the mustaches are about, or why all the women are bimbos, but it's an interesting teaching tool. I'd love to find something similar on the manifold consequences of high fixed costs and Americans' struggle to come to grips with them in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.