The Great Depression
“The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.” - Milton Friedman, economistToday I recommend reading a NYT story called Making Ends Meet in the Great Depression. It's nice to see the media reporting something factual instead of exaggerating the economic recession into a depression.
The NYT article contains first person accounts of individuals who experienced the Great Depression. Some stories surprised me
- The gizzard of a chicken is good eating?
- Possum meat is unappealing?
- You can pluck a live goose
- You can not darn synthetic socks?
A common theme of the accounts is waste nothing, recycle & reuse.