The Forgotten Man By Amity Shlaes

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ECONOMIC POLICIES IN THE BOOK “THE FORGOTTEN MAN” The Economic Policies in the book “The Forgotten Man” Name school Professor course Next to the politically-motivated Civil War, a historical account which has changed the landscape of another significant system in the United States is the Great Depression. In particular, the American economic structure was negatively transformed as manifested by the collapse of the stock market when the country became part of World War II in the early 1900s. Additionally, the nation was faced with a disastrous economic struggle and the unemployment rate escalated. History and the Americans then attributed such harmful situation to the two leaders of the country. Initially, President Herbert Hoover was attacked for being ill-advised and his apparent unsuccessful governance. Later, it became more evident that the worst part happened under the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is primarily because with the works done by the said two presidents, people behind the federal administration have intensified their destructive dominance. In short, an increased level of intervention was depicted with Hoover and later Roosevelt dictating their ways to key systems of the government including the nation’s economy. Roosevelt and his “new deal” era paved the way for the revolutionary conversion of the federal government and the country in general. The interventionist in Roosevelt resulted in the nation suffering the wraths of Great Depression with the economy specifically feeling the implications. These include the undeniable market crash, employment plunge, a sluggish foreign trade, flourishing of devaluation and failure of the banking system. The above irrefutable condition which struck America was concretely presented and discussed by Amity Shlaes in her 2007 book entitled “The Forgotten Man: A
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