The Corner

Re: 1929 And All That

Andrew, yes, sure, fine.

But I’m not sure what you’re real gripe is. If it’s that things can be a lot better than 1929 today and still be really bad, I’m with ya. But you’d surely agree that some differences in degree can be differences in kind. And the fact that we won’t have Hoovervilles should at least be relevant when some people deliberately raise the specter of Hoovervilles. 

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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