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A Series Of Unfortunate Recessions

A Series Of Unfortunate Recessions

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A medieval manuscript which belonged to friars of the Dominican order, is on display at the Bibliothèque détude et du patrimoine (Library for Study and Heritage) in Toulouse on December 3, 2016.
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Recessions are scary. They can take away money, jobs, and futures. They're unpredictable. And according to classical economics, they shouldn't exist in the first place. But they do.

On today's Halloween show, we travel back in time to the recessions of the past century, and confront the economy's most notorious boogeyman.

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