Friday, September 30, 2011

Jonah Goldberg* on the false claim that Hoover cut spending in the early days of the Depression (i.e., before "FDR, the Tony the Tiger of liberalism," made the Depression "Grrrrrrrrrrreaaat!"):
Perhaps because I am so cynical, I'm no longer shocked that liberal historians and Democratic politicians still cling to the Hoover myth, but what is amazing to me is how liberal economists who swear they are empiricists and fact-finders propagate it as well. . . .

The Hoover myth endures for a simple reason -- it has to. Because otherwise the FDR myth will tip over.
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