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The Great Depression: Learn from History or Repeat It?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:00 PM
Zoom (ET)

How did the Great Depression happen? What did the federal government do that prolonged it? Can we avoid another one? Are we looking at a New Great Depression right now, or is this situation different?

In this timely webinar, join FEE President Emeritus Larry Reed as he talks about these pressing questions. After the talk, he will take select questions from the audience.

Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed is FEE's President Emeritus, Humphreys Family Senior Fellow, and Ron Manners Ambassador for Global Liberty. Reed served as president of FEE from 2008-2019 after serving previously as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics full-time from 1977 to 1984 at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its department of economics from 1982 to 1984.

This webinar is delivered at no cost to you, and attendees who complete both the pre- and post-webinar feedback forms will receive a free certificate of completion. Certificates will be sent out one week after the program.

Please note that while their is no cap on registration, the maximum number of attendees is 500. Registrants will have access to the webinar on a first come, first serve basis.


01:55 PM - 02:00 PM

Check in


Participants login to webinar

02:00 PM - 02:02 PM


FEE Staff

FEE Staff introduces the featured speaker Lawrence W Reed and gives instructions on pre and post feedback submission and the procedure for Q&A

02:02 PM - 02:45 PM

Talk: The Great Depression: Learn from History or Repeat It?

Lawrence W Reed

02:45 PM - 02:58 PM


Lawrence W Reed

Select questions from the audience are answered live

02:58 PM - 03:00 PM

Final Announcements

FEE Staff

FEE Staff distributes the post seminar feedback and reiterates final instructions