I’ll be teaching an online course on the New Deal, called “The New Deal: History, Economics, and Law,” beginning September 6. I hope you’ll consider joining me.
Discussions of the economy, especially during times of crisis, are often framed in terms of lessons we supposedly learned during the Depression of the 1930s. If we are not to endure terrible times like those again, we are told, we must support whatever form of state intervention is currently being peddled. The Depression is supposed to be Exhibit A of the alleged instability of the free market left to its own devices, while the New Deal represents the indispensable corrective power of the state.
That’s why it’s so essential for those who believe in a free economy and a free society to know this history cold, and to know it better than anyone.
After we’re done with the course material for each class session I’ll stick around and discuss whatever other topics you’d like. Hope to see you on September 6!