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  • Harding Dies — Coolidge Takes Charge (How we avoided a great depression in the 1920s and prospered)

    08/02/2013 8:42:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/02/2013 | David Stokes
    Ninety years ago today, on August 2, 1923, President Warren G. Harding died at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. It was sudden, shocking, and has been fodder for conspiracy theorists ever since. His wife, Florence—described derisively by some as “The Duchess”—didn’t allow an autopsy, so we’ll never know exactly what caused the demise of the 29th President of the United States. It might have been congestive heart failure, or food poisoning, or even something more sinister. Seen in retrospect, through the prism of the scandals associated with his White House tenure, Harding is usually ranked well toward the...
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • 1920: The Great Depression That Wasn't (How Warren Harding avoided it and what we can learn)

    09/22/2010 6:31:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 09/22/2010 | CJ Maloney
    The Panic of 1920 started out as a contender for the greatest depression of all time, with a drop in prices and production during its first twelve months that dwarfed those of any other economic crash, and she piled on an unemployment rate that skyrocketed from invisible to 12% in a flash. Ignoring calls to do something, anything, to "help", Washington, DC simply allowed the economy to adjust wherever it chose to go. In tandem, Federal Reserve officials looked upon the rapid deflation in prices not with horror but with a declaration of its necessity. Yet, despite the lack of...
  • Warren Harding and the Forgotten Depression of 1920 (Let's learn from history)

    11/30/2009 6:56:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1,631+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009 | Thomas E. Woods Jr.
    It is a cliché that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones – and often deliberately so. Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. That’s what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as...
  • A second look at Harding

    11/26/2009 12:08:35 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 1,382+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2009 | David Keene
    The real Woodrow Wilson, it turns out, was a far less admirable character than the cardboard hero we learned about in school. In fact, in some ways the boring Midwesterner who succeeded him looks better than him when one compares what the two actually accomplished. Harding famously said he wanted to restore “normalcy” to a nation on the verge of a breakdown at the end of the Great War and set about working to heal the wounds that divided the nation. During the war, Wilson attacked those he called “hyphenated Americans” as disloyal and set about systematically using his power...
  • Warren Harding and the Forgotten Depression of 1920

    10/15/2009 8:46:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 2,107+ views
    The Intercollegiate Review / Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-10-15 | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
    It is a cliché that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones — and often deliberately so. Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. That’s what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as...
  • The Great Depression of 1920 ( Tax cuts work folks )

    02/14/2009 2:44:49 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies · 1,674+ views
    The Melting Pot ^ | February 10th
    Never heard of it? That's not surprising - it didn't last long. The 20's were roaring, not greatly depressing. Yet virtually none of the American population knows that the nation's economy actually took a worse hit in 1920 than it did at any point during the Great Depression. Federal spending was cut from $6.3 billion in 1920 to $5 billion in 1921 and $3.2 billion in 1922. Federal taxes fell from $6.6 billion in 1920 to $5.5 billion in 1921 and $4 billion in 1922. Harding's policies started a trend. The low point for federal taxes was reached in 1924;...