Comment 26585

By geoff's two cents (anonymous) | Posted September 15, 2008 at 22:13:14

Your numbers show nothing. The connection between lack of productivity and your statistics on government spending for the years 1929 to 1932 is non-existent. You didn't offer a viable connection between these data. You did, however, demonstrate how governments reacted to the onset of the Great Depression - in most cases, by eventually and reluctantly resorting to increased public deficit spending. This continued until the second world war, when government spending and control over the economy was brought to such a level as to almost eliminate unemployment entirely. This is what is generally agreed to have ended the Great Depression, and facilitated an enormous increase in productivity.

Contrary to what you say above, then, an increase in government spending did not cause the Great Depression, but ended it.

You're right - Not much original thought here. These are commonly agreed-upon facts, equivalent to the fact that Germany invaded Poland in 1939, not the reverse. "Original thought", as you espouse it, which invents nonsense or twists words to push a certain political agenda, has been responsible in history for a number of interesting innovations - Holocaust denial comes to mind here.

With my "average intellect", I've just completed an M.A. in modern European history, and am in the process of filling out PhD applications.

You are hopeless. Good-bye for now.

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