Data Download for Annual Change in Gross Domestic Product

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YearAnnual
Change
in
Gross
Domestic
Product
19000
19010
19020
19030
19040
19050
19060
19070
19080
19090
19100
19110
19120
19130
19140
19150
19160
19170
19180
19190
19200
19210
19220
19230
19240
19250
19260
19270
19280
19293.6
1930-8.6
1931-6.4
1932-13
1933-1.3
193410.8
19358.9
193613
19375.1
1938-3.4
19398.1
19408.8
194117.1
194218.5
194316.4
19448.1
1945-1.1
1946-11
1947-0.9
19484.4
1949-0.5
19508.7
19517.7
19523.8
19534.6
1954-0.7
19557.1
19561.9
19572
1958-1
19597.1
19602.5
19612.3
19626.1
19634.4
19645.8
19656.4
19666.5
19672.5
19684.8
19693.1
19700.2
19713.4
19725.3
19735.8
1974-0.5
1975-0.2
19765.3
19774.6
19785.6
19793.2
1980-0.2
19812.5
1982-1.9
19834.5
19847.2
19854.1
19863.5
19873.4
19884.1
19893.5
19901.9
1991-0.2
19923.3
19932.7
19944
19952.5
19963.7
19974.5
19984.2
19994.5
20003.7
20010.8
20021.6
20032.5
20043.6
20053.1
20062.9
20072
20084
20093
20102

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.”

 

presented by Christopher Chantrill
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