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Subject:  Re: Will the Bailout Plan Work? Date:  10/5/2008  7:40 PM
Author:  Windchasers Number:  257811 of 465153

usually, they come up with a war on foreign soil to both distract the US citizens and also to boost the economy

Eh, the Great Depression went on for ~10 years before war broke out, with no political coups in the U.S. The Long Depression (1873-1896) is another example of a major depression that didn't end by getting involved in a war. I'm still skeptical.

~w
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