Friday Movie Night - The Great Depression

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!


Tonight is quite a find. The entire 7-part 1993 PBS series on The Great Depression is online (for how long, one can never tell so watch it while you can!). I happen to love documentaries on this time period and by far this is the best of them.

A Job at Ford



The Road to Rock Bottom



New Deal-New York



We Have a Plan



Mean Things Happening



To Be Somebody



Arsenal of Democracy




This is a "rerun"

I first suggested this series last January. That said, if you haven't seen this it's one of the definitive documentaries on the Great Depression and it's exceptional.

There is a lot of talk, both left and right, about the upcoming "Greater" Depression in 2012, so a "rerun" seemed appropriate. Notice how most politicians are not offering any of the solutions proved to work by the FDR administration.