Monday, September 6, 2010

Return To Mises Academy: The New Deal with Thomas Woods

In the continuing pursuit of the truth, Nueva Salamanca is once again taking up studies at the Mises Academy! This time it is to study the New Deal and its effects under the prolific and insightful Tom Woods. The course description states: 
"This online course taught by historian Thomas Woods runs from September 6 through October 22, 2010. It examines the critical period of American history from the stock market crash of 1929 to the end of World War II, focusing on domestic affairs. Topics include: the 1920s boom and bust, the Hoover record in light of recent scholarship, the New Deal programs and agencies, the evolution of the Supreme Court, international parallels, political and intellectual opposition to FDR, and the economic consequences of World War II. Readings include primary documents, works by contemporaries, and recent scholarship and commentary."

I am looking forward to hearing the Austrian version of the story. I am not convinced that the New Deal saved America. Let's see what Dr. Woods has to say. In this video interview with Jeff Tucker, Woods tells that Austrians need to know the New Deal cold. It is hard to dispute that!

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