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#7 is really cool
I was hoping I'd never have to think about this stuff again.
Raising taxes/tariffs in the states screwed them royally during the depression. They should have actually decreased taxes/tariffs, which would have increased consumer spending since they would have more disposable income. Despite having the lack of funds to do so, the government should have increased spending (though this would create a deficit...) as well. Increased consumer and government spending would lead to increased GDP and end the depression much faster.
In actuallity the government's tax increases lowered consumer spending, which made the depression much worse than it should have.
Do i get a cookie?