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    variety of different solutions, all reliant on the people’s belief in American enterprise—a policy that would be impossible in a one-party system such as the Vargas regime. Unlike in the industrial sector, Roosevelt and Vargas actually put forth similar policies to help inflate massively reduced crop prices. Going into the Great Depression, the agricultural market played a big role in both the United States and Brazil. In the year 1930, about 41% of Americans lived outside of cities, while 70% of the population of Brazil worked in a rural setting (Scranton). Hence, when the prices of corn in the United States and coffee in Brazil halved in a short span of two years due to surpluses, economic turmoil ensued. To combat this enormous price deflation, the governments of Roosevelt and Vargas instituted similar policies to fix the problem. In the United States, the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 gave farmers monetary incentives to burn their crops as well as slaughter a sizable number of livestock, as animal feed was becoming increasingly expensive. These measures helped drive up demand for produce and, by 1935, farm revenue increased by 50%. In Brazil, the government spent almost $63 million to destroy 1.9 billion pounds of coffee. Unfortunately, Brazil owed various creditors a large sum of $450 million at the time, and they were furious at actions they deemed counterproductive to eliminating Brazil’s national debt (Scranton). This outside pressure coupled with lackluster…

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    deliberate government policy to increase aggregate demand. The Monetarists believed in the effectiveness of monetary policy – specifically to do with the stock of money (and credit) in circulation. Krugman: poor banking structure Gold standard It is often argued that the international monetary mechanism is key to difficulties in 1920s and to why the depression of the 1930s was so wide, so deep and so long. Often referred to as the gold standard “corset” – disciplining framework in principle.…

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    market crashed in 1929. The stock market bubble popped when 12.9 million shares were traded. The United States was already experiencing a recession after the bubble popped the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased by 12% starting The Great Depression. Recession Vs. Depression The characteristics of a recession include a decrease in the overall economic activity include; employment, investments and profits. Recessions occur when demand starts to decrease and possibly relating to deflation…

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    He also postulates that as for "IT spurred industry transformations, most of the ones that are going to happen have likely already happened or are in the process of happening." Although industry and markets will continue to evolve and some will still undergo fundamental changes, Carr suggests that the buildout of IT is "much closer to its end than its beginning." To support his position, Carr states that: IT's power is outstripping most of the business needs it fulfills; the price of…

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    the occurrence of the great depression. A proper analysis of this principle would expose the fact that business would take advantage of the situation and get involved in practices that are unethical such as artificial hiking of real estate and stock prices for self-gain. This would trigger a warning sign that the boom would not last very long and dissemination of information would lead to lack of confidence in the market. The second aspect is the analysis of the market during the boom.…

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    Josh Grondowski experiences many emotions during the time of the depression. Out on his journey, Josh feels sadness. When he leaves home, his best friend Howie joins him. They jump trains to go to a small town to pursue their dreams of becoming musicians. It was Howie’s turn to jump, then after that Josh didn’t know what happened. Howie got thrown into the tracks and Josh “saw Howie’s body lifted by the express train and thrown down the tracks as if it had been an empty crate” (Hunt 45). Josh…

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    R. David Ranson addresses the failure of the Federal Reserve Bank. He states, “The ultimate test of its role as overseer and regulator of the commercial banking system met with a very poor result.” (Ranson 407). Ranson is a critic of the Federal Reserve and its policies. Milton Friedman, in concurrence with Ranson, claims “If Congress had been in control of monetary policy, you would not have had the Great Depression.” (Friedman 635). Dean Baker, co-director for Centre for Economic and Policy…

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    A Liberty Bond was a bond sold to support the allied cause in World War 1. Contributing to the bonds became a patriotic duty in the United States. This introduced the act of financial securities to citizens for the first time ever. War is expensive and financed through borrowing, taxation, and expedition of printing money. Barely any money was created. Liberty bonds are still used today in which U.S. treasury bonds are issued. A treasury bond is a fixed interest government debt security with a…

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    If you bought a house for $150,000 with an annual inflation rate of 4 percent, it would take about 18 years for the house’s worth to double based on the Rule of 72. b. If you bought a Picasso painting at last week 's auction for $200,000 and the annual inflation rate is 10 percent, how long would it take to double your money? If you bought a painting by Picasso for $200,000 with an annual inflation rate of 10 percent, it would take around 7 years for the painting’s worth to double. c. If…

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    With the many short films from the 1920s, the film, Young Sherlocks: Poverty, captures a lot of attention towards what actually happened throughout the roaring 1920s. Although the film focuses on a young boy trying to care for his sister and finding anything to eat or drink, I believe the main focus relates to The Great Depression of the 1920s. Although that is not mentioned in the film, the main focus is poverty and how children got around few things. There was one young girl that was part of…

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