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Bronwen Maddox: What are the enduring lessons of the Great Depression?

Ben Bernanke: From an economist’s and central banker’s perspective, I think there are two. The first is the one I learned in graduate school when I read Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz’s book A Monetary History of the…

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