FDL Book Salon Welcomes Michael Hiltzik, The New Deal: A Modern History

By: Saturday November 26, 2011 1:59 pm

A president elected in reaction to the economic and political environment. A president hated on the left for lack of bold action and accused by the right of being a socialist. A president who appears to struggle with any sort of confrontation within his own Administration and who appears to have continuing issues with quality of staffers. A president accused of promoting class warfare and ‘uncertainty’. A president with a justice on the Supreme Court who opposes him named Roberts. A president with a wife who is, to many, as controversial as he is. A president and an Administration during a time when bold decisive action is required, but who seem to suffer from chronic timidity.

Obama or Roosevelt? Both?


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nomi Prins, Black Tuesday

By: Saturday November 12, 2011 1:59 pm

This book is a fast and easy read so you will absorb a ton of well-researched factual knowledge without losing your horse, crawling through the desert, or emptying your canteen. It’s a fun, easy way to learn and understand a whole lot of important information that banksters would prefer you never know and delivered in a way that exposes the hypocrisy of many of the proposed “cures” for our current economic woes. It really is a terrific learning tool and delivers information in a form that even Members of Congress should be able to understand.

President Barack Herbert Hoover Obama Explains How to Avoid a Depression

By: Saturday July 23, 2011 4:00 pm

On several occasions after the Great Depression began, President Hoover admonished the public and those demanding the government provide economic relief that the nation had run out of money and that it would be irresponsible to borrow and engage in profligate spending. Over 80 years later, we are hearing virtually the same economic gibberish from President Obama.

Talkin’ Time Traveler Blues

By: Sunday October 31, 2010 9:30 am

By now everyone has seen the time traveler in Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 movie, “The Circus.” A woman talking on a cell phone passes through the frame, just behind the horse painted to look like a zebra.

Party Like It’s 1999: Rubinites Trading on a Happy Accident

By: Monday August 9, 2010 6:55 am

Thanks to a worldview that says, essentially, protect the banks, and let nature take its course, we have banks making record profits during this major economic recession — nature has been cruel to everyone without a Wall Street address. And the Robert Rubins of the world don’t have the imagination, or the desire, to think of what to do in that situation.

Did G20 Economies Just Vote for Another Great Recession, Massive Unemployment?

By: Saturday June 5, 2010 2:15 pm

It seems the world’s G-20 economies just decided, over US objections, to resurrect Herbert Hoover, rebury Keynes and pursue another Great Recession, tanking their economies and putting tens of millions more out of work.

Obama Tells Unemployed They’re Not a Priority; Republicans Call for New Hoover

By: Thursday December 3, 2009 7:10 pm

Early reports from the mis-named “Jobs Summit” convey the discouraging message that the Obama Administration doesn’t think dramatic and rapid reductions in unemployment are a high priority.

Is Obama the New, Democratic Version of President Herbert Hoover?

By: Saturday November 14, 2009 12:30 pm

The current administration has failed to tackle the worst unemployment situation in the US since the Great Depression, with Obama often sounding like Herbert Hoover on economics.

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