Once I built a railroad, made it run,Made it race against time ...Now it's done,Buddy, can you spare a dime?

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I am convinced that ... we have reestablished confidence. Wages should remain stable. A very large degree of industrial unemployme nt and suffering which would otherwise have occurred has been prevented.

Herbert Hoover Depression (1930s) unemployment economic depression

Unless you are political or intellectual, events like the Depression are seen as personal events. We thought of the Depression as something that made the pipes freeze; we thought it hit us because Daddy didn't move his taxi stand and because he broke his hip. It was only later I found out it was a national phenomenon.

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In the larger view the major forces of the depression now lie outside of the United States, and our recuperation has been retarded by the unwarranted degree of fear and apprehension created by these outside forces.

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From early Colonial days, sex life in America had been based on the custom of men supporting women. That situation reached its hey day in the Twenties when it was easy for any dabbler in stocks to flaunt his manhood by lavishing an unearned income on girls. But with the stock-market crash, men were hard put even to keep their wives, let alone spend money on sex outside the home. The adjustment was much easier on women than on men, who jumped out of windows in droves, whereas I can't recall a single headline that read: KEPT GIRL LEAPS FROM LOVE NEST.

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