Period 1, Session 1, Spring 2022

1.1.2 American Business History

The capitalist economic system is marked by economic boom and bust cycles. The prior expansion cycle was the longest in American history. This class covers business cycles of the 18th to 21st centuries in America. Topics include: three depressions of early America, J. P. Morgan, the crash of 1929, the Great Depression, and the 2008 Great Recession. Themes include counterfeiting, the First and Second banks of the United States, the rise of modern finance, Jesse Livermore-The Great Bear of Wall Street, the Lehman Brothers collapse, and the too big to fail dilemma. NEW! (Note that the third session of this class will be at the same time, 10:00 am, but will be held on Wednesday, March 30.)

Course Dates:

Course time:
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Rick Feingold

Course Type: Online