Friday, February 06, 2009

Friday Quiz: The Dollar's Value in the Great Depression
February 6, 2009

What happened to the dollar's value from 1929 to 1941, during the Great Depression?

A: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator, $1 in 1929 was worth 86 cents in 1941.

Bonus question: Can banks be united in a "shotgun marriage" by the U.S. government?

A: Yes. In Merrill Deal, U.S. Played Hardball (WSJ.com)

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