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Economic Perspectives Podcast: A Historical Perspective on Financial Crisis

Posted by Hopeton on October 26, 2008

The University of Texas at Austin history professor H. W. Brands, provides a historical perspective on today’s financial crisis in a special 10 minute podcast of Economic Perspectives.  Professor Brands has written a number of books that have examined various aspects of the economic history of the United States. In this interview, Professor Brands:

  • Compares today’s financial crisis with the Great Depression 
  • Opines on how Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke academic background prepared him for this crisis
  • Provides feedback on the federal bailout 

Professor Brands latest book is The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Year’s War Over the American Dollar, published in 2006.  The Money Men, provides an insightful perspective of the the clash between the “democrats,” who wanted cheap money and feared the concentration of money in the hands of the few, and “capitalists,” who sought the soundness of a national bank and the profits that came with it.  The book traces the impact of five major players in our economic history including Alexander Hamilton, the first U. S. Secreatry of the Treasury and legendary banker J. P. Morgan, who bailed the U.S. banking system out of two major financial crisis.

Economic Perspectives Interview on History of U.S. Financial Crises

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