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President Roosevelt's Pet Scottie, Fala

The immortalising of US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ‘s Scottie Fala in a statue at FDR’s musuem caught my eye instantly. As I was focusing, a young boy moved to sit next to Fala with his own Scottie.   1,652 more words

Life & Times

Roosevelt prolonged the depression in the US by seven years

Here’s a story that has only ever been unknown to Keynesian economists: FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate. Whether they have properly explained what exactly Roosevelt did wrong is another story, but at least there is finally some acknowledgement that his economic policies were directly at fault a mere eighty years after the fact. 623 more words

Economic Theory And Policy

Would You Buy A Used Car From Barack Obama?

In a recent consideration of President Obama’s leadership, we noted his unique presidential style and more specifically, how he has changed the public face of the American Presidency. 528 more words


A bucket of shrimp

They say old folks do strange things. At least, I think that is what young people say about us when they talk about us at all —which isn’t all that often. 879 more words

World War II

Jim Keating. Do they know us?

- Jim Keating is a retired teacher. He contributed this to the newsletter of the West Lake Shore unit of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association newsletter. 293 more words

Illinois Retired Teachers Association Newsletter

September 30, 1936: Hoover Dam Dedication; 1882: First Hydro Power Plant in US

September 30, 1936:  Hoover Dam Dedication by U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Harold L. Ickes and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Click HERE for an audio recording of the dedication.  357 more words