Lessons from the Great Depression provides an integrated view of the depression, covering the experience in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States.
Based on the proceedings of an October 1986 conference in Philadelphia. Topics include the intergenerational transfer of resources, the role of employers, reimbursement changes, Medigap, health promotion and prevention, long-term care provisions, and options for the future of Medicare. Temin (economics, MIT) provides a brief but powerful view of the Depression, covering the experience in Britain, France, and the US. He describes the causes and effects of the Depression as well as the eventual recovery. He explains events within a unified Keynesian model of the international economy, and suggests contemporary applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)