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2 Reddit comments about FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression:

u/dkinmn · 1 pointr/obama

For my side, check out...

http://www.amazon.com/FDRs-Folly-Roosevelt-Prolonged-Depression/dp/0761501657

If you haven't actually read this book, I suggest you don't commence arguing against it.

u/Stereotypical_INTJ · -3 pointsr/PoliticalDiscussion

He isn't the spark that started the recession period. Recessions are inevitable, especially with false gains spurring malinvestment. The Great Depression ended in the mid-late 1940s. The policies of the United States during the FDR reign made a small bubble bursting into what we now know as the Great Depression. The depression lasted seven years longer than it should have. I don't have the time or inclination to teach economics to anyone on Reddit who happens to ask for it, but assuming you're actually interested in why a depression lasting for 15 years or so is completely unprecedented and an outlier in the "common" American history narrative, here are four citations: 1 2 3 4