Driving home tonight I heard an interview with Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich on NPR. In criticizing President Bush’s economic policies, he compared our current economic state of affairs to 1932. The radio interviewer asked him if perhaps there weren’t significant differences between now and the “Great Depression.” Amazingly Kucinich hadn’t considered that his statement would be challenged.
So what was Kucinich’s response to the question whether there weren’t significant differences between our economic slump and the Great Depression? “Well you’d have to ask someone who lived back then…” he deftly responded.
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