Sunday, January 25, 2009
Bad news: we're back to 1931. Good news: it's not 1933 yet
It is worth glancing at the
front page of New York Times on Monday March 6, 1933 to see what the world looked like three days after Franklin Roosevelt moved into the White House. (http://www.sharelynx.com/chartsfixed/1NYTGold
The newspaper splashed with the story that FDR had closed the US banking system – invoking the Trading with Enemies Act – and ordered the confiscation of private gold. From left to right, the headlines read: "Hitler Bloc Wins A Reich Majority, Rules Prussia"; "Japanese Push On In Fierce Fighting, China Closes Wall, Nanking Admits Defeat"; "City Scrip To Replace Currency"; "President Takes Steps Under Sweeping Law of War Time"; "Prison For Gold Hoarders".
Posted by Fritz at 1/25/2009 11:57:00 PM