America's Great Depression

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America's Great Depression  
America's Great Depression 1st edition cover.jpg
Author(s) Murray Rothbard
Country United States
Language English
Subject(s) Economic history
Genre(s) Non-fiction
Publisher Van Nostrand
Publication date 1963
Media type Print
Pages 361
OCLC Number 173706

America’s Great Depression is a 1963 book by Murray N. Rothbard on the Great Depression.

According to historian David Gordon, it is the "single most important book on the Great Depression". Rothbard applied Austrian business cycle theory to America, showing how Benjamin Strong at the New York Fed promoted expansionary monetary policy during the 1920s. When disaster struck, Hoover's interventionist measures made matters worse.[1]

See also


  1. David Gordon. What You Must Read About the Great Depression, Mises Daily, February 22, 2009. Referenced 2011-03-17.