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erasmussen Wrote: Oct 18, 2013 9:56 AM
Please outline, and this is a sympathetic question, in detail what in the 300 years of history worked to pull the economy out of recession. Often as not, it's been the gov't pulling it into recession policy with some extreme policy. And banking failures through excess leverage precipitated others. But what do you mean, US history of 300 shows how to get out of recession?
Alex_P Wrote: Oct 18, 2013 2:34 PM
Laissez-faire.
That is what french merchants told the king when he asked how he can help them (I believe that was even before 1776 ;-)
Government intervention usually makes things worse, unless it is such rare insight as Coolidge's or Reagan's tax cuts.
Nathan229 Wrote: Oct 18, 2013 11:15 AM
Administrators who do less get out of recessions more quickly. Those who do nothing see the best growth. Recessions are a normal function of the business cycle. Government can only make them worse.