Depression

  1. What Caused the Great Depression?

    Learn how government actions may have contributed to this major economic downturn. ...
  2. Is Brazil Currently in a Depression?

    Find out if Brazil, the world's seventh-largest economy, may have finally slipped ...
  3. The Economic Effects of the New Deal

    While the New Deal failed to revive the U.S. economy during the Great Depression, ...
  4. Is the CAPE Ratio Predicting an Era of Low Returns?

    When the the CAPE ratio is high, as it is now, it can indicate a bubble economy nearing ...
  5. How Do Asset Bubbles Cause Recessions?

    Understand how asset bubbles often lead to deep, protracted recessions. Read about ...
  6. Lessons Learned From the Banking Crisis

    There are lessons to be learned on how to handle severe financial downturns, and ...
  1. What is the average length of the boom and bust cycle in the U.S. economy?

    Learn more about the timing and impact of the expansion and contraction periods of the average business cycle in the U.S. ...
  2. What role did the Great Depression play in developing America's bank reserve policies?

    Learn about the changes to the Federal Reserve system and bank reserve laws in the United States in the aftermath of the ...
  3. How can a change in fiscal policy have a multiplier effect on the economy?

    Learn about how changes in fiscal policy have a multiplier effect on the economy. The goal of expansionary fiscal policy ...
  4. What agencies were created by the Glass-Steagall Act?

    Learn about the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 that significantly reformed the banking industry, and specifically, what government ...
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