A Tale of Two Depressions

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16 January 2014

"Ain't We Got Fun" (1921)

The Cocoanuts (1929)

"I'm In The Market for You" (1930)

21 January 2014

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Alan B. Krueger, "The Rise and Consequences of Inequality in the United States" (2012)


Alan B. Krueger, "Land of Hope and Dreams: Rock and Roll, Economics and Rebuilding the Middle Class" (2013)


23 January 2014

World Top Incomes Database


28 January 2014

Hoover's inaugural address (1929)

FDR's first inaugural address (1933)

Obama's second inaugural address (2013)


4 February 2014

Bing Crosby, "Brother Can You Spare A Dime?" (1932)

Bea Wain, "Dancing in the Dark"


6 February 2014

Letters to Obama


13 February 2014

B&W photos from the FSA-OWI (1935-1945)


13 February 2014

Robert Johnson, "Kind Hearted Woman Blues" (1936)

Tampa Red, "Hard Road Blues" (1940)

Woody Guthrie, "Talking Dustbowl Blues" (1937)

Cisco Houston, "The Preacher and the Slave (Pie in the Sky)" (1936)

Jimmie Rodgers, "Frankie and Johnny" (1929)

The Carter Family, "Can The Circle Be Unbroken" (1935)


20 February 2014

Modern Times

Judy Garland, "Smile" (1936)

Woody Guthrie, "This Land Is Your Land" (1936)

King Vidor, Our Daily Bread (1934)


25 February 2014

"The Cradle Will Rock" (1964)

"Joe Worker" (1964)

Federal Theater Project

Lotte Lenya, "Mack the Knife"

Dave van Ronk, "Mack the Knife"

Lotte Lenya, "Seerauber Jenny" (Pirate Jenny) (1931)


27 February 2014

Pete Seeger, "The Bells of Rhymney" (1964)

Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, "This Land Is Your Land" (2009)

Cab Calloway, "Doing the Reactionary/One Big Union for Two" (1938)

Duke Ellington, "Jump for Joy" (1941)


4 March 2014

Woody Guthrie, "Better World A-Comin'" (1944)

Chuck Berry, "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956)

Allen Ginsberg, "America" (1956)

House Un-American Activities Committee, "Operation Abolition" (1960)

PBS, "Freedom Riders" (2012)

Bob Dylan, "Masters of War" (1963)

Phil Ochs, "I Ain't Marching Anymore" (1965)

Martin Luther King, Jr., "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" (30 April 1967)


6 March 2014

links to resources from Students for a Democratic Society

Buffalo Springfield, "For What It's Worth" (1967)

Jefferson Airplane, "White Rabbit" (1969)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Ohio" (1970)

Gil Scott-Heron, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (1970)

Marvin Gaye, "What's Going On" + "What's Happening Brother" (1973)

The Isley Brothers, "Fight the Power" (1975)


18 March 2014

Madonna, "Material Girl" (1984)

Public Enemy, "Fight the Power" (1989)

Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1991)

Gordon Gekko (Wall Street, 1987)

Gordon Gekko (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2010)


20-27 March 2014

Pink Floyd, "Money" (1973)

Talking Heads, "America Is Waiting" (1981)

Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place" (1983)

Wealth Inequality in America

Chartbook of Economic Inequality


1 April 2014

Zbigniew Herbert, "Report from a Besieged City"

Cosmopolis, "The Rat as the New Unit of Currency"

Datek Online, "The Wall"

Cosmopolis, "A Protest Against the Future"

James Cagney, "You dirty, yellow-bellied rat!"


8 April 2014

Peter Gabriel, "Big Time"

Inside Job: trailer and clips, the events, the jargon, etc.

Peter Gabriel, Charlie Rose interviews Charles Ferguson


10 April 2014

Michael Moore: Capitalism: A Love Story and crime scene tape story

Too Big to Fail: financial crisis explained and various scenes

Bill Moyers, "Six Films on the Financial Crisis"


15 April 2014

comparison of two depressions: movie | PPT

Robert S. McElvaine, "If (Economic) History Doesn't Repeat Itself, Does it Rhyme? The 1920s & the 2000s: Convergences & Divergences"

Robert S. McElvaine, "Obama vs. Hoover"


17 April 2014

Los Angeles Times, Occupy Wall Street: Timeline

Chris Giamo, Occupy ME.

Helen Kallao, Occupy Chicago (photos)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, "We Are the 99 Percent, 1765 Edition"

Harvard Ec 10 students, "An Open Letter to Greg Mankiw"

Occupy Wall Street, Mic Check at Zuccotti Park (25 September 2011)


22 April 2014

Ry Cooder, "No banker left behind"

Bruce Springsteen, "We take care of our own" and "Death to my hometown"

Federal Reserve Board Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin, "Aspects of Inequality in the Recent Business Cycle"

Richard Wolff, Occupy Wall Street (part 1)

Planet Money, "How Much Should We Trust Economics?"

Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution (blog)

Paul Krugman, "The Jobless Trap"

Colbert Report, Austerity's Spreadsheet Error


29 April 2014

Florence Reece, "Which Side Are You On"

Woody Guthrie, "Tom Joad"

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello, "The Ghost of Tom Joad"

Dropkick Murphys, "Take 'Em Down"

Ras Kass (featuring Doc Hollywood), "The Great Recession"