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YearGross
Domestic
Product
Annual
Change
in
Gross
Domestic
Product
GDP
Deflator
M2
Money
Supply
Annual
Change
in
M2
M2
Money
Supply
(New
Series)
Consumer
Product
Index
Annual
CPI
Change
Annual
Federal
Spending
Annual
Federal
Deficit
Top
Marginal
Income
Tax
Rate
Average
Annual
Unemployment
Rate
Dow
Jones
Industrials
Open
Dow
Jones
Industrials
Close
190020.7006.609.242500
00.520.0465
190122.4007.4813.3310.472500
00.530.0634
190224.2008.179.2211.442600
40.490.0773.7
190326.1008.686.2412.152700
3.850.520.0453.9
190425.8009.246.4512.942700
00.58-0.0435.4
190528.90010.2410.8214.342700
00.57-0.0234.3
190630.90011.088.215.512700
00.570.0251.7
1907340011.64.6916.242800
3.70.580.0872.8
190830.30011.44-1.3816.022700
-3.570.66-0.0578
190932.20012.6810.8417.752700
00.69-0.0895.1
191033.40013.345.2118.682800
3.70.69-0.0185.9
191134.30014.125.8519.772800
00.690.0116.7
191237.40015.137.1521.182900
3.570.690.0034.6
191339.10015.784.322.092970
2.410.720.00074.3
191436.50016.897.0323.653010
1.350.730.00077.9
191538.70017.594.1424.633040
10.75-0.06378.5
191649.60020.8518.5329.193270
7.570.710.048155.1
191759.70024.3716.8834.123840
17.431.95-0.853674.6
191875.80026.739.6837.424510
17.4512.68-9.032771.4
191978.30031.0116.0143.415180
14.8618.49-13.363731.4
192088.40034.812.2248.726000
15.836.360.291735.2
192173.60032.85-5.645.995360
-10.675.060.5097311.7
192273.40033.722.6547.215020
-6.343.290.736586.7
192385.40036.68.5451.245110
1.793.140.71343.52.4
1924870038.585.4154.015120
0.22.910.963465
192590.60042.058.9958.875250
2.542.920.717253.2
1926970043.683.8861.155300
0.952.930.865251.8
192795.50044.782.5262.695200
-1.892.861.155253.3
192897.40046.423.6664.995130
-1.352.960.939254.2
1929103.63.6046.60.3965.245130
03.130.734243.2300.31248.48
193092.2-8.6-3.445.73-1.8764.025000
-2.533.30.8258248.48164.58
193177.4-6.4-9.742.69-6.6559.774560
-8.83.6-0.62515.9164.5877.9
193259.5-13-10.236.05-15.5550.474090
-10.314.7-4.06323.674.0660.26
193357.2-1.3-2.732.22-10.6245.113880
-5.134.6-4.56324.959.9398.67
193466.810.86.234.366.6448.14010
3.356.5-5.96321.799.9104.04
193574.38.92.239.0713.7154.74110
2.496.4-4.06320104.04144.13
193684.9131.343.4811.2960.874150
0.978.2-5.57916.9144.13179.9
1937935.14.645.685.0663.954300
3.617.6-2.57914.3178.39120.85
193887.4-3.4-2.845.51-0.3763.714220
-1.866.8-0.17919120.85154.36
193993.58.1-1.149.278.2668.984160
-1.429.1-3.27917.2154.76149.99
1940102.98.81.255.212.0477.284200
0.969.5-2.981.114.6
1941129.417.17.962.5113.2487.514410
513.7-4.9819.9
194216618.59.271.1613.8499.624880
10.6635.1-20.5884.7
1943203.116.46.389.9126.35125.875180
6.1578.6-54.6881.9
1944224.68.12.6106.8218.81149.555270
1.7491.3-47.6941.2
1945228.2-1.12.6126.6318.55177.285390
2.2892.7-47.6941.9
1946227.8-1110.6138.739.56194.225850
8.5355.2-15.986.453.9
1947249.9-0.910.71465.24204.46690
14.3634.54.086.453.9
1948274.84.45.8148.111.45207.357210
7.7729.811.882.133.8
1949272.8-0.5-0.2147.46-0.44206.447140
-0.9738.80.682.136.1
1950300.28.71.2150.812.27211.137210
0.9842.6-3.184.363
1951347.37.77.8156.453.74219.037780
7.9145.56.1913.3
1952367.73.81.8164.925.41230.897950
2.1967.7-1.5923
1953389.74.61.3171.193.8239.678010
0.7576.1-6.5922.9
1954391.1-0.71177.163.49248.028050
0.570.9-1.2915.5
1955426.27.11.9183.693.69257.178020
-0.3768.4-3.0914.4
1956450.11.93.6186.871.73261.628140
1.570.63.9914.1
1957474.923.4191.822.65268.558430
3.5676.63.4914.3
1958482-12.3201.124.85281.578660
2.7382.4-2.8916.8
1959522.57.11.3210.674.75293.38730
0.8192.1-12.8915.5
1960543.32.51.4221.245.02304.38870
1.692.20.3915.5
1961563.32.31.2233.925.73324.838960
1.0197.7-3.3916.7
1962605.16.11.4249.156.51350.19060
1.12106.8-7.1915.5
1963638.64.41.1264.736.25379.619170
1.21111.3-4.8915.7
1964685.85.81.6285.897.99409.339290
1.31118.5-5.9775.2
1965743.76.42308.027.74442.459450
1.72118.2-1.4704.5
19668156.53331.787.71471.389720
2.86134.5-3.7703.8
1967861.72.53.2361.68.99503.6410000
2.88157.5-8.6703.8
1968942.54.84.5385.176.52545.310420
4.2178.1-25.275.253.6
19691019.93.15.1401.296.13578.7310980
5.37183.643.24773.5
19701075.90.25.303.93601.4611630
5.92195.65-2.8471.754.9
19711167.83.45.1012.13674.4112150
4.47210.17-23.03705.9
19721282.45.34.6012.42758.1712540
3.21230.68-23.37705.6
19731428.55.85.909.71831.7613320
6.22245.71-14.91704.9
19741548.8-0.5905.87880.5614790
11.04269.36-6.14705.6
19751688.9-0.29.409.42963.516140
9.13332.33-53.24708.5
19761877.65.36.1012.771086.5317070
5.76371.79-73.73707.7
197720864.66.7012.391221.1918180
6.595.98-53.66707.1
19782356.65.67.408.271322.2319560
7.59409.22-59.19706.1
19792632.13.28.507.821425.6721780
11.35458.75-40.73705.8
19802862.5-0.29001540.180
0504.03-73.83707.1
198132112.59.7001679.290
0590.94-78.9769.137.6
19823345-1.95.9001832.630
0678.24-127.98509.7
19833638.14.54.2002056.880
0745.74-207.8509.6
19844040.77.24002221.20
0808.36-185.37507.5
19854346.74.13.2002418.970
0851.85-212.31507.2
19864590.23.52.2002615.840
0946.4-221.22507
19874870.23.42.8002786.040
0990.43-149.7338.56.2
19885252.64.13.6002936.230
01004.08-155.15285.4
19895657.73.54003059.710
01064.46-152.46285.3
19905979.61.93.9003227.160
01143.65-221.2285.5
19916174-0.23.5003346.390
01253.17-269.33316.9
19926539.33.32.4003408.290
01324.37-290.38317.4
19936878.72.72.3003444.140
01381.66-255.0939.66.8
19947308.842.2003490.180
01409.49-203.2539.66.1
19957664.12.52.1003562.430
01461.88-163.9739.65.6
19968100.23.72003735.030
01515.8-107.4739.6
19978608.54.51.7003922.380
01560.54-21.9639.6
19989089.24.21.1004202.050
01601.2569.2139.6
19999660.64.51.5004512.370
01652.59125.5639.6
200010284.83.72.2004781.980
01701.89236.4539.6
200110621.80.82.4005199.680
01788.77127.339.1
200210977.51.61.8005594.450
01863.9-157.838.6
200311510.72.52.2005979.910
02010.98-304.1635
200412274.93.63006259.130
02140.3835
200513093.73.13.3006525.140
035
200613855.92.93.2006868.140
035
200714477.625007300.240
035
200814718.644007820.330
035
200914418.734008434.790
035
201014964.424008613.90
035

Consumer Price Index:
The US Census Bureau maintains a time series, E-135: Consumer Price Indexes (all items) from 1800 to 1970.
Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, Part 1
E. Prices and Price Indexes: Series E-135; p.211 (pdf)



Why Stuck on Stupid?

Seventy years ago the leaders of both US political parties turned away from the policies that had created an economic powerhouse we call the Roaring Twenties. For ten long years Americans suffered through wrenching economic dislocations: deflation, inflation, a four-year economic contraction, endless unemployment, mindless political experiments, and ruthless attacks on businessmen for political gain as their leaders stayed Stuck on Stupid.

Today, after a twenty-five year economic boom, Americans are once more faced with a political elite that wants to monkey with success. It wants to raise tax rates. It wants to restrict trade. It wants to increase government power.

It‘s time to look back and remind ourselves how it came to be, starting in 1929, that America got itself Stuck on Stupid. Otherwise it could happen again.

1929-1939: “A Decade that will live — in stupidity.”