Sunday, 21 March 2010

When the World Breaks

We are in a depression, so let's how it compares to the Great Depression. When the World Breaks is about just that, more or less.

The bulk of this is people talking about the Great Depression, what happened and how people coped, with black and white footage of the age. There seems to be some contradiction, in that it was, to quote Dickens (as they do) "the best of times [and] the worst of times", with people being depressed and people going out and making their own way.

We get a little of the current day, with more about the Lost Generation in Japan's recent economic depression, and some Americans who got fired but went out and got new jobs, so it is by no means all doom and gloom.

An interesting look at the time before.


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