Sunday, August 16, 2009

The History of Past Recession Responses

The New York Times has an interactive timeline chronicling how the US government has dealt with past recessions. The timeline starts in 1960 and continues through George W. Bush's administration. The timeline contains five audio segments containing economists talking about the strategies used by past administrations to stimulate the economy.

Applications for Education
This interactive timeline could be a useful resource for anyone teaching economics or 20th Century US History.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Financial Glossary for Students
Investing in Plain English
The Crisis of Credit Visualized