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Turning Hard Times into Good Times

Turning Hard Times into Good Times

Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific

August 31st 2010:Same Old Raw Deal from Uncle Sam

Professor Burton Folsom Jr. sets the record straight about FDR’s “New Deal.” Propaganda from our-state owned educational system has brainwashed us into thinking that President Roosevelt’s big spending programs were responsible for pulling the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Professor Folsom points out that FDR’s policies were not only an absolute failure, but propaganda to the contrary has paved the way for policies ever since then that have brought America to a state of bankruptcy. What is the evidence that FDR's policies failed? Were the causes of the Great Depression? What are the rea

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Burton Folsom Jr.

Dr. Burton Folsom Jr. is a history professor at Hillsdale College and senior historian at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, N.Y. He is a regular columnist for The Freeman and has written articles for The Wall Street Journal and American Spectator, among other publications. Folsom has authored several books such as Urban Capitalists, and The Myth of the Robber Barons, now in its third edition, where he revises commonly held views about the role of capitalism in the social development of the Industrial Revolution. More recently he wrote New Deal or Raw Deal, which takes a sharp critical new look at FDR’s government policies that hindered economic recovery from the Great De
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1501/turning-hard-times-into-good-times 18/11/2017 11:00 18/11/2017 12:00 Turning Hard Times into Good Times https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1501/turning-hard-times-into-good-times Professor Burton Folsom Jr. sets the record straight about FDR’s “New Deal.” Propaganda from our-state owned educational system has brainwashed us into thinking that President Roosevelt’s big spending programs were responsible for pulling the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Professor Folsom points out that FDR’s policies were not only an absolute failure, but propaganda to the contrary has paved the way for policies ever since then that have brought America to a state of bankruptcy. What is the evidence that FDR's policies failed? Were the causes of the Great Depression? What are the real causes of the current depression? By some accounts, we are now facing “the Greater Depression.” Believing FDR's policies were effective during the 1930s, President Obama has proudly likened himself to FDR for the current malaise. We will ask Professor Folsom what lies ahead for the American economy and our economic future. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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