Amity Shlaes, syndicated columnist and author of the bestselling The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, discusses the Great Depression and how it relates to the current financial crisis.
She explores the economic atmosphere that led to the Depression, and proposes ways to avoid the mistakes of the 1930s.
Amity Shlaes is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist for Bloomberg. Her work has appeared in publications from National Review to the New Yorker.
She is the author of Germany: The Empire Within, The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do about It, and, most recently, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.